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Today is Sunday, July 5th, the 187th day of the year.  There are 179

Judge Joe Brown

Judge Joe Brown

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for weddings, Work-a-holics Day


Judge Joe Brown, 72, TV judge

James Lofton, 64, football player

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson, 57, actor

RZA, 51, rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)

Robert Diggs, 51, rapper

Dale Godboldo, 45, actor

Brandon Lloyd, 39, football player

Kevin Boothe, 37, football player

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson


Myles Horton, 114, educator/Civil Rights leader (d. 1990)

Mac Dre, 49, rapper (d. 2004)


Ernie K. Doe, 2001, singer (b. 1936)


1809 – Abyssinnian Baptist Church organized.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

1892 – Black inventor, Andrew L. Beard patents rotary engine.

1946 – The bikini goes on sale.

1949 – New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson,

their first Blacks.

1958 – Althea Gibson beats A. Mortimer (8-6, 6-2) to win the 71st

Wimbledon women’s singles title.

Barry & Bobby Bonds

Barry & Bobby Bonds

1968 – The Philadelphia 76ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to the L.A.


1971 – The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering

the voting age from 21 to 18 years, is formally certified by Pres.


1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first Black man to win a Wimbledon

Zina Garrison

Zina Garrison

singles title.

1989 – Barry Bond’s home run sets the father-son record at 408 with

father, Bobby Bonds.

1990 – Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals.

1994 – U.S. changes its refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat

people back.


As a Cancer born on July 5th, you are surrounded by mystery and sensitivity. While others struggle to comprehend the emotions of others, you always found the practice natural and easy. Your deep emotional understanding is the source of your compassion and sympathy. Though in-tune with emotions, you are far from an open book, preferring to keep things to yourself. This tendency is often met with opposition from those closest to you, who often struggle to understand the workings of your mind.

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