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Today is Wednesday, June 5th, the 156th day of the year.  There are 209

Tommie Smith & John Carlos

Tommie Smith & John Carlos

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Black Music Month,

National Candy Month, Gay Pride Month, National Dairy

Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Dairy Month,

Adopt a Cat Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Month, Rose Month, Turkey Lovers Month, National Fishing

Week, World Environment Day


Kenny G

Kenny G

Tommie Smith, 75, track and field legend

John Carlos, 74, track and field legend

Freddie Stone, 73, guitarist (Sly and the Family Stone)

Kenny G., 63, jazz saxophonist

Michael Winans, 60, gospel singer

Brian McKnight, 50, singer

Lamon Brewster, 46, boxer

Tory Holt, 43, football player

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight

Marques Colston, 36, football player

Marcus Thornton, 32, basketball player

Steelo Brim, 31, TV show host


Ronnie Dyson, 69, singer (d. 1990)


Clarence Pendleton, 1988, civil rights leader (b. 1930)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe


1829 – HMS Pickle captures the armed slave ship “Voladora”

off the coast of Cuba.

1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery serial, “Uncle Tom’s

Cabin”, or “Life Among The Lowly”, starts a ten-month run in

the National Era abolitionist newspaper.

1907 – Jockey, Jimmy Lee makes racing history.

1940 – The American Negro Theater organizes.

Clarence Pendleton

Clarence Pendleton

1950 – U.S. Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.

1956 – Federal court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses,


1968 – Presidential candidate, Sen. Robert Kennedy, is shot at the

Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Sirhan Sirhan.  Kennedy dies

the next day.

1981 – The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Center for

Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison

Disease Control and Prevention reports that 5 people in L.A. have

a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune

systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.

1987 – Dwight Gooden returns to baseball from drug rehabilitation

and allow wins.

1987 – Mae Jemison became the 1st Black female astronaut.


As a Gemini born on June 5th, you take great pride in your ability to communicate. You are energized by the outside world and take most opportunities to share your observations with others. Your friends and peers have always been impressed with your ability to string together valuable insight in an instant, but you feel that the ability is natural. While less aware individuals may call you talkative or a chatterbox, your close friends value your sociability.

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