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Today is Wednesday, June 26th, the 177th day of the year.  There are 188

Billy Davis Jr.

Billy Davis Jr.

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 Beautician’s Day, National Forgiveness Day


Billy Davis Jr., 81, singer (Fifth Dimension)

Jean Knight

Jean Knight

Jean Knight, 74, singer

Shannon Sharpe, 51, football player

Derek Jeter, 45, baseball all star

Michael Vick, 39, football player

Raymond Felton, 35, basketball player

Michael Vick

Michael Vick

Deron Williams, 35, basketball player

Andrew Bachelor, 31, web video star

Iman Shumpert, 29, basketball player


Jerome Kersey, 57, basketball player (d. 2015)


James Weldon Johnson, 1938, poet/lawyer (b. 1871)

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella, 1993, baseball legend (b. 1921)


1740 – A combined force of free Blacks, Spanish and allied Native

Americans defeat a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near

St. Augustine during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.

1870 – The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson

holiday in the United States.

1934 – W.E.B. DuBois resigns his position at the NAACP.

1964 – Blacks & Whites riot over racial segregation in St.


1970 – Frank Robinson hits two grand slams as the Orioles beat

the Senators 12-2.

1991 – The Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, the

NBA’s #1 draft pick.


Water is the paired element of your sign and as a Cancer, you actually have the most fundamental connection with water of all the zodiac signs. While emotions seem to terrorize others as an untamed, unpredictable body of water, you have the ability to ride waves of emotion. You witness even the slightest ripple of distress in others and go to great lengths to tend to their needs. The positive emotional qualities of water will take you far in life, as long as you stay vigilant in guarding yourself from moodiness.

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