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Today is Sunday, June 7th, the 159th day of the year.  There are 207

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced-Tea Month,

National Fishing Week, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day


Nikki Giovanni, 77, author/poet/educator

L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid

L.A. Reid, 64, producer/songwriter

Kym Whitley, 59, actress

Terrell Buckley, 49, football player

Allen Iverson, 45, basketball player




Gwendolyn Brooks, 103, poet (d. 2000)

Prince, 62, singer/songwriter/producer/musician (d. 2016)



1862 – The United States and the United Kingdom agree to

suppress the slave trade.

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

1892 – Black inventor, G.T. Sampson patents the clothes dryer.

1892 – Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his

seat in the “whites-only” car of a train; he lost the resulting

court case, Plessy v. Ferguson.

1930 – The New York Times agrees to capitalize the “n” in Negro.

1946 – The U.S. Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel.

1953 – Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C.

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson


1968 – Sirhan Sirhan indicted for the Bobby Kennedy assassination.

1968 – The body of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick’s

Cathedral in New York.

1979 – Singer, Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion.

1990 – Michael Jackson is hospitalized for chest pains.

Mary Terrell

Mary Terrell

1990 – Universal Studios Florida opens in Orlando.

1993 – Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol.

1998 – James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death in Jasper, Texas in a racially-

motivated hate crime.


Mercury is the dominant planetary influence in your sign, but because you are born in the second Decan, or part, of the Gemini you are also influenced by Venus. Mercury provides the influence of the mind, knowledge and intellect. Venus complements these qualities well with a focus on sociability, cooperation and harmony. The influence of these two planets have combined to innate charm. Your ability to influence others is particularly strong, but you must be careful to not abuse your social powers.

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