Today is Thursday, June 23rd, the 174th day of the year. There are 191
days remaining until the end of the year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,
National Dairy Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month,
National Pink Day
Clarence Thomas, 74, Supreme Court judge
Randy Jackson, 66, American Idol star
Tony Hill, 66, football player
LaSalle Thompson, 61, basketball player
Chico DeBarge, 56, singer/pianist (DeBarge)
Robert Brooks, 52, football player
LaDainian Tomlinson, 43, football player
Wilma Rudolph, 82, track legend (d. 1994)
Betty Shabazz, 1997, educator/activist (b. 1936)
Maynard Jackson, 2003, Atlanta mayor (b. 1938)
Bobby Bland, 2013, blues legend (b. 1930)
Little Willie Littlefield, 2013, singer.pianist (b. 1931)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1863 – 80 Black recruits reported to Pennsylvania army camp.
1888 – Frederick Douglass becomes the 1st African American
nominated for president.
1899 – Pvt. George Wanton is cited for bravery in the Spanish-
1919 – Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association
1958 – U.S. Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2 1/2 years
in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1961 – Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak.
1962 – Larry Doby retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan.
1969 – Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 rounds for the heavyweight
1970 – Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary.
1970 – Chubby Checker is arrested for marijuana possession.
1990 – Police find marijuana in Chuck Berry’s home.
Being in tuned with the emotion’s of others creates a wide variety of career opportunities. You have the ability and determination to help others, whether in the realm of public service, education or law. As a hobby, you may chose to use your emotional understanding to connect with others creatively. Look to the quirky, yet heart-felt lyrics of Jason Mraz, who was also born on June 23rd, for inspiration. The relatable songs of singer June Carter Cash, another of your birthday twins, may also be a good point of reference.