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Today is Monday, June 21st, the 172nd day of the year.  There are 193

days remaining until the end of the year.

Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Dairy Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, Go

Skateboarding Day, World Music Day, Today is the first day of summer!


Brenda Holloway, 75, singer

Derrick Coleman, 54, basketball player

Henry O. Tanner

Henry O. Tanner

Richard Jefferson, 41, basketball player


Henry Ossawa Tanner, 162, painter (d. 1937)

Carl Stokes, 94, politician (d. 1996)

O.C. Smith, 89, singer (d. 2011)


James Chaney, 1964, activist (b. 1943)

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker

Andrew Goodman, 1964, activist (b. 1943)

Michael Schwerner, 1964, activist (b. 1939)

John Lee Hooker, 2001, singer/guitarist (b. 1917)


1821 – African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church organizes.

1915 – The U. S. Supreme Court strikes down Oklahoma law denying

the right to vote to some citizens.

Little Richard

Little Richard

1923 – Marcus Garvey is sentenced to 5 years for mail fraud.

1943 – Federal Troops put down racial riot in Detroit, 30 dead.

1945 – Col. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the 1st African American

to command an Army Air Corps base.

1948 – 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced by Columbia Records.

1964 – Byron De La Beckwith is arrested for the murder of Medgar

Evers, found guilty 30 years later.

Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis

1964 – Three civil rights workers are murdered in Neshoba, County

Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

1983 – Tennis star, Arthur Ash undergoes double bypass heart surgery.

1986 – Heisman Trophy winner, Bo Jackson signs with the Kansas City


1990 – Little Richard gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2002 – Lennox Lewis KOs Mike Tyson in 8 rounds to retain the

heavyweight boxing title.


The Cancer’s paired element is water and your relationship with the element is the most fundamental of any of the zodiac signs. Like a rocky ocean, you are often overcome with “waves” of emotion. While these waves cause deep emotion, they also lead to deep understanding, compassion and spirituality. However, make sure to ride the waters of emotion with care, as you run the risk of becoming moody or overly emotional.