CMN Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 30th, the 15oth day of the year.  There are 215

days remaining until the end of the year.

Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gale Sayers, 75, football player

Ralph Carter, 57, actor (Good Times)

Tonya Pinkins, 56, actress

Cee Lo Green, 43, singer

Ralph Carter

Ralph Carter

Remy Ma, 37, rapper

Harrison Barnes, 26, basketball player

Jeremy Lamb, 26, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Stepin Fetchit, 116, actor/singer/dancer (d. 1985)

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green

Countee Cullen, 115, poet (. 1946)

DEATHS

Dooley Wilson, 1953, actor/singer (b. 1886)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1539 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida.

1822 – A house slave betrays Denmark Vessey slave revolt

Stepin Fetchit

Stepin Fetchit

conspiracy, 37 Blacks are hanged.

1854 – Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise,

opens the north to slavery.

1868 – “Decoration Day”, later called Memorial Day, is first observed

in the Northern states.

1889 – The brassiere is invented.

1909 – The National Conference on the Negro is held, now the NAACP.

Dooley Wilson

Dooley Wilson

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.

1965 – Vivian Malone becomes the 1st Black to graduate from the

University of Alabama.

1971 – Willie Mays hits his 638th home run and sets a National

League record of 1,950 runs scored.

1987 – Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 rounds for the

heavyweight boxing title.

1997 – Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, is set on fire by her

12-year-old grandson.

HOROSCOPE

As a Gemini born on May 30th, your mind is constantly working to present information to others. You view the world outwardly and find great fulfillment in an ability to communicate your observations with others. Your wit and clever way with words comes with ease, much to the amazement of those around you. Your keen ability to communicate makes you valuable as a friend and respected amongst your peers.

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