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Today is Thursday, June 11th, the 163rd day of the year.  There are 203

Charles Rangel

Charles Rangel

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Caribbean Heritage Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy

Month, National Iced Tea Month, National E-mail Week, National Corn on

the Cob Day


Charles Rangel, 90, politician

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown, 83, actor/singer (Bookman on “Good Times”)

Glen Leonard, 73, singer (The Temptations)

Brock Marion, 50, football player

Lil’ Zane, 38, rapper

Chuck Hayes, 37, basketball player

Maya Moore

Maya Moore

Maya Moore, 31, basketball player


Hazel Scott, 100, singer/actress (d. 1981)



1776 – The Continental Congress the committee of Five including

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin to draft a

declaration of independence.

1911 – Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by

Marcus Garvey.

1912 – Black inventor, Joseph H. Dixon patents player piano.

1953 – “Amos ‘n Andy”, TV and radio comedy from 1929, last

Joe Tex

Joe Tex

aired on CBS.

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace stands in the door of Foster

Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block

two black students from attending that school.  Later in the day,

accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able

to register.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

1963 – Pres. John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964

that included equal access to public facilities, end segregation in

education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights.

1964 – Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison by the South

African government.

1977 – “Aint Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” by

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Joe Tex reaches #12 on the charts.

1978 – Joseph Freeman Jr. is the 1st Black priest in Church of

Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

1979 –  Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion,

sentenced to 4 months.

1982 – Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 rounds for

heavyweight boxing title.


Mercury is the ruling planet of the Gemini, but because you are born during the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also influenced by the planet Uranus. While Mercury influences your mental agility, it is Uranus that influences your need to deviate from the status quo. Uranus influences your originality and your tendency to have unique views from those around you. Your interests are so varied, that at times you may feel you run the risk of becoming eccentric. As long as you keep yourself from spreading too thin, you will stay on your path of healthy mental freedom.

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