CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, May 28th, the 148th day of the year.  There are 217

days remaining until the end of the year.

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week,

Glen Rice

Glen Rice

Amnesty International Day, National Hamburger Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Gladys Knight, 74, singer

Eugene Robinson, 55, football player

Glen Rice, 51, basketball player

Ronald Curry, 39, football player

Michael Oher, 32, football player

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

T-Bone Walker, 108, singer/guitarist (d. 1975)

Betty Shabazz, 82, educator/activist

Armon Gilliam, 54, basketball player/coach (d. 2011)

DEATHS

Ezzard Charles, 1975, boxer (b. 1921)

Betty Shabazz

Betty Shabazz

Mary Lou Williams, 1981, musician (b. 1910)

Gary Coleman, 2010, actor (b. 1968)

Maya Angelou, 2014, author/poet (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1774 – 1st Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.

1863 – 1st Black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, leaves Boston

to fight in the Civil War.

1962 – Suit filed alleging de facto segregation filed in Rochester, NY.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

1972 – White House “plumbers” break into Democratic National head-

quarters at the Watergate.

1994 – The Twins’ David Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th place  on

the all-time hits list (3,054).

HOROSCOPE

The Gemini sign is ruled by the planet Mercury and because your birthday is within the first Decan, or part, of the Gemini sign you actually have a double dose of Mercury’s influence. Being the planet of mentality, your gifts for communication are enhanced by the ability to look at things in a rational and thoughtful way. In addition to fueling your intelligence, your planetary power gives you a great sense of humor. Whether or not your realize it, those around you greatly appreciate your special brand of thoughtful humor. If your planetary influence had one downfall, it would be your perfectionist qualities. You may find yourself frustrated when you, or those around you, do not perform to the best of their abilities. While this is understandable, you must have more realistic expectations.

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Today is Sunday, May 27th, the 147th day of the year.  There are 218

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week,

Sun Screen Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

Ramsey Lewis, 83, pianist/composer

Louis Gossett, Jr., 82, actor

Dee Dee Bridgewater, 68, singer

Jackie Slater, 64, football player/coach

Todd Bridges, 53, actor

Doug West, 51, basketball player

George McCloud, 51, basketball player

Andre 3000

Andre 3000

Frank Thomas, 50, baseball player

Dondre Whitfield, 49, actor

Andre 3000, 43, rapper

Jadakiss, 43, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, 47, singer (TLC) (d. 2002)

DEATHS

Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes

Little Willie John, 1968, singer (b. 1938)

Ezzard Charles, 1975, boxer (b. 1922)

Craig Heyward, 2006, football player (b. 1966)

Howard Porter, 2007, basketball player (b. 1948)

Gill Scott-Heron, 2011, singer/songwriter/poet (b. 1949)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1917 – Race riot in East St. Louis, 1 black killed

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

1942 – Dorie Miller awarded the Navy cross for deeds at Pearl

Harbor.

1943 – U.S. forbids racial discrimination in the war industry.

1961 – 1st black light sold.

1961 – Ralph Boston sets the long jump record at 27 ‘1/2″.

1969 – Walt Disney construction begins.

1994 – Final broadcast of the original Arsenio Hall Show.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Gemini born on May 27th, the way that you express yourself to others is one of your greatest assets. Being around people and the outside world causes your mind to come alive, which allows your personality to shine. Being witty and clever have never been a challenge to you and it is almost surprising to you that others cannot relate. Your ability to engage others makes you a valuable friend and favorable among peers.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 26th, the 146th day of the year.  There are 219

Pam Grier

Pam Grier

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, National

Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week, Sally

Phillip Michael Thomas

Phillip Michael Thomas

Ride Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Pam Grier, 69, actress

Phillip Michael Thomas, 69, actor

Dan Roundfield, 65, basketball player

Wesley Walker, 63, football player

Jaheim

Jaheim

Lenny Kravitz, 54, singer/musician

Greg Lloyd, 53, football player

Jaheim, 39, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Frankie Manning, 104, dancer (d. 2009)

Miles Davis, 92, trumpeter/bandleader (d. 1991)

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

DEATHS

Alexander Pushkin, 1837, poet (b. 1799)

Little Willie Johnson, 1968, singer/songwriter (b. 1937)

William Powell, 1977, singer (The O’Jays) (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1857 – Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original

owners.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

1943 – Edwin Barclay of Liberia becomes the 1st president from a

Black country to visit the U.S.

1961 – Marlon Cook named ambassador to Niger, the first Black envoy

to an African nation.

1963 – Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta.

1965 – Voting Rights bill passed.

HOROSCOPE

Your natural abilities will give you several career opportunities to explore, although narrowing your selections is always a challenge. You might enjoy working in the media, or at least as a spokesperson for your company, profession or a community group that is near and dear to your heart. If you express yourself artistically, the work will be intricate, but possibly not so heart-felt. You can get an idea of what this effect is like by listening to the lyrical, yet reserved singing of Stevie Nicks or the cool-but-distant acting style of John Wayne, who were also born on this day.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, May 25th, the 145th day of the year.  There are 220

Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams

days remaining until the new year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month,Older Americans Month, National

Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week, National

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Missing Children’s Day, Tap Dance Day, National Wine Day, National

Brown Bag It Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

K.C. Jones, 86, basketball player/coach

Cookie Gilchrist, 83, football player

Leslie Uggams, 75, actress/singer

Jamaica Kincaid, 69, author

Kendall Gill, 50, basketball player

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Octavia Spencer, 48, actress

Lauryn Hill, 43, singer

Rasheeda, 36, rapper

Shawn Merriman, 34, football player

Derrick Williams, 27, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 140, dancer/actor (d. 1949)

DEATHS

Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker, 1919, cosmetics manufacturer/1st black female

millionaire (b. 1867)

Sonny Boy Williamson, 1965, singer/harmonica player (b. 1908)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1925 – Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles

Darwin’s theory of evolution in Tennessee.

1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records

and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1951 – New York Giant Willie Mays plays in his 1st Major League game.

1959 – Supreme Court rules law prohibiting Black-White boxing

unconstitutional.

1961 – Pres. John Kennedy announces before a special joint session of

Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a “man on the Moon” before

he end of the decade.

1962 – The Isley Bros. release “Twist and Shout”.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

1964 – The Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation

unconstitutional.

1965 – Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing

title rematch.

1986 – “Hands Across America” takes place.  6.5 million people hold hands

from Calif. to New York.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty-five year run

of “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

HOROSCOPE

The planet Mercury is the dominating planet of the Gemini sign and because your birthday is in the first Decan, or part, of the sign you have a double influence of Mercury. Mercury is the planet of mentality, which allows clarity and rationality of the mind. While it is Mercury that fuels your gifts for communication, a lesser realized attribute of your planetary influence is your sense of humor. Since you prefer to keep a social distance at times, you would be surprised to realize how many friends are drawn to your whit. A perfectionist at heart, you sometimes expect to much out of yourself and others, which leads to great frustration. Embrace more realistic expectations to help alleviate the detrimental effects of your quest for perfection.

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Today is Thursday, May 24th, the 144th day of the year.  There are 221

days remaining until the end of the year.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month,

National Escargot Day,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Larry Blackmon

Larry Blackmon

Timmy Brown, 81, football player

Patti LaBelle, 74, singer

Larry Blackmon, 62, singer/songwriter (Cameo)

Joe Dumars, 55, basketball player/executive

Gene Anthony Ray, 55, dancer

Carl Anthony Payne II, 48, actor

Tracy McGrady, 39, basketball player

Heavy D

Heavy D

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Oliver Cromwell, 1753, Revolutionary War hero

Coleman Young, 99, civil rights leader (Detroit Mayor) (d. 1997)

Heavy D., 50, rapper (d. 2011)

DEATHS

William Lloyd Garrison, 1879, journalist/abolitionist (b. 1805)

Elmore James, 1963, singer/guitarist (b. 1918)

Duke Ellington, 1974, pianist/composer/bandleader (b. 1899)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Jimmy McGriff, 2008, organist (b. 1936)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1854 – Lincoln University, Penn., 1st Black college in the U.S.

is founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson.

1856 – John Brown and his men kill five slavery supporters at

Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas.

1861 – Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler declares slaves “contraband of

war”.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

1951 – Racial segregation in Wash. D.C. restaurants ruled illegal.

1954 – Dr. Peter Murray Marshall becomes 1st Black to head an

AMA unit.

1961 – Freedom Riders are arrested in Jackson, Mississippi for

“disturbing the peace” after disembarking from their bus.

1963 – Baldwin-Kennedy meeting on race relations in the U.S.

1983 – Supreme Court rules government can deny tax breaks

to schools that racially discriminate against students.

1984 – “Wiz” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City

for 13 performances.

The Wiz

The Wiz

1990 – Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks

in a game.

2001 – The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the

first time since 1994 when Sen, James Jeffords of Vermont

abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an

independent.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign is paired with the air element, which plays a subtle but important role in your personality. Taking on the changing qualities of air, a sociable curiosity seems to come over you like a steady breeze. When the winds become stronger, your curiosity may evolve into an outright push for knowledge or justice. You should embrace these qualities as they are some of the most positive that the element of air has to offer. You should stay weary of the fact that not embracing the push of air, even at its lightest, can cause an unwanted distance and lack of emotion.

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Today is Wednesday, May 23rd, the 143rd day of the year.  There are 222

days remaining until the end of the year.

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Marvelous Marvin Hagler

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month.

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, Lucky Penny Day, World Turtle Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood, 74, drummer (Funkadellic)

Maxwell

Maxwell

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 64, boxing legend

Kenny Gattison, 54, basketball player

James Hasty, 53, football player

Maxwell, 45, singer

Rasual Butler, 39, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Scatman Crothers, 108, actor (d. 1986)

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers

General Johnson, 75, singer (Chairmen of the Board) (d. 2010)

DEATHS

Moms Mabley, 1975, comedian/actor (b. 1894)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1861 – 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe, Virginia.

1871 – Black inventor, L. Bell patented the locomotive smoke stack.

1900 – Sgt. William H. Carney becomes the first African American

awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Moms Mabley

Moms Mabley

1921 – “Shuffle Along”, 1st Black musical comedy opens in New York

City.

1941 – Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on disqualification in 7 rounds

for the heavyweight boxing title.

1992 – President George Bush orders the Coast Guard to intercept

boats with Haitian refugees.

1995 – The first version of the Java programming language is

released.

HOROSCOPE

As a Gemini born on May 23rd, you feel most alive when surrounded by others. Seeing the world is important to you, but interacting with it is a necessity. For this reason, conversation is your playground and words prove to be your jungle gym or sandbox. You embrace words with an excitement and energy in a way that few others can duplicate. Your genuine interest in communication draws others in and makes you a highly sought after friend and companion.

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Today is Tuesday, May 22nd, the 142nd day of the year.  There are 223

days remaining until the end of the year.

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment, National Salad Month, Older

Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Johnny Gill

Johnny Gill

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Roscoe Robinson, 90, gospel singer

Bernard Shaw, 78, news correspondant

Calvin Simon, 76, singer (Parliament/Funkadellic)

Donald Royal, 52, basketball player

Johnny Gill, 52, singer

Randy Brown, 50, basketball player

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, 48, model/actress

Donell Jones, 45, singer

Vivian Green, 39, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Paul Winfield, 79, actor (d. 2004)

DEATHS

Langston Hughes, 1967, author/poet/playwright (b. 1902)

Wesley Brown, 2012, 1st Black Naval Academy graduate (b. 1927)

Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield

ON THIS DATE IN…

1849 – Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln patents a buoying

device, making him the only U.S. President to hold a patent.

1856 – Con. Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Sen. Charles Sumner

with a cane in the hall of the U.S. Senate for a speech Sumner made

attacking Southerners who sympathized with pro-slavery violence

in Kansas (“Bleeding Kansas”).

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

1906 – The Wright Bros. are granted a U.S. patent for their “Flying

Machine”.

1959 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the 1st Black major general

in the U.S. Air Force.

1964 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson announces the goals of his “Great

Society” social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial

injustice” in America.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

1966 – Bill Cosby becomes the 1st Black to win an Emmy Award for

his starring role in “I Spy”.

1980 – Namco releases the highly influential arcade game, Pac-Man.

2002 – A Birmingham jury convicts former Ku Klux Klan member

Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing

of the 16th Baptist Church.

HOROSCOPE

It may help you in life to find an issue or problem that you feel passionate about. Like Harvey Milk, who was also born on May 22nd, your gift with words and communication could unite others and create change. If you don’t feel your gifts are best suited for oration, maybe your gifts would be better used on the page, which was the path of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, who was also born on your birthday. Similarly, your quick mind could lead to success in more traditional fields, such as business, writing, education or management.

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Today is Monday, May 21st, the 141st day of the year.  There are 224

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ronald Isley

Ronald Isley

HOLIDAY and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, National Bike Week, National Police Week,

Mr. T

Mr. T

National Memo Day, National Waiters and Waitresses Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ronald Isley, 77, singer (The Isley Bros.)

Mr. T., 66, actor

Ricky Williams, 41, football player

Max B, 40, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Fats Waller

Fats Waller

Fats Waller, 114, singer (d. 1943)

Billy Wright, 86, singer (d. 1991)

Notorious B.I.G., 46, rapper (d. 1997)

DEATHS

Christopher Perry, 1921, publisher (b. 1854)

Sammy Davis Jr., 1988, entertainer (b. 1900)

Otis Clark, 2012, Tulsa race riot survivor (b. 1903)

Notorious B.I.G.

Notorious B.I.G.

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – African Americans enroll for the first time at Oberlin

College in Ohio.

1856 – Lawrence, Kansas is captured by pro-slavery forces.

1891 – Peter Jackson fought a 61 round draw with a White

boxer.

1914 – Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota.

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

1961 – Alabama Gov. John Malcolm Patterson declares martial

law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.

1966 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 rounds for the

heavyweight boxing title.

1969 – After 9,015 at bats, Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter.

1980 – “Star Wars Episode IV-The Empire Strikes Back” premieres

starring Billy Dee Williams as Landau Calrissian.

1981 – Reggae legend, Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral.

Bob Marley

Bob Marley

1988 – “Da’ Butt” by EU hits #35 on the charts.

1996 – Ken Griffey Jr., 26, becomes the 8th youngest player to hit

200 home runs.

1999 – “All My Children” star Susan Lucci wins a Daytime Emmy after

being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations

in television history.

HOROSCOPE

Being in the first part, or Decan, of the Gemini sign, you are doubly influenced by the power of Mercury. Mercury harnesses the power of rational communication and thereby supports your thinking and adaptability. Although you prefer to keep a social distance at times, your Mercury inspired sense of humor has earned you many friends and admirers. One of your greatest challenges will always be your perfectionist nature. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting the very best out of yourself, it may lead to disappointment if you create unobtainable standards. Take time to develop a more realistic mindset and expectations, as this will greatly assist you through life.

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Today is Sunday, May 20th, the 140th day of the year.  There are 225

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

David Patterson

David Patterson

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Recommitment Month, Older Americans Month

National Salad Month, National Water Safety Month, National Bike

Week, National Police Week, Josephine Baker Day, Emancipation Day

(Florida), World Meteorology Day, Be a Millionaire Day, Armed Forces

Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes

Day, Pick Strawberries Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

David Patterson, 63, politician

Kevin Frazier, 53, sportcaster

Terrell Brandon, 48, basketball player

Busta Rhymes, 46, rapper

Naturi Naughton, 33, singer

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Shorty Long, 78, singer/songwriter (d. 1969)

DEATHS

Rudy Lewis, 1964, singer (The Drifters) (b. 1936)

Malik Sealy, 2000, basketball player (b. 1970)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1868 – P.B.S. Pinchback and James J. Harris are the first Black

Cosby Show Cast

Cosby Show Cast

delegates to the Republican National Convention.

1942 – U.S. Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve.

1958 – Robert N.C. Nix is elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.

1961 – White mob attacks “Freedom Riders” in Montgomery, Ala.,

U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy dispatches U.S. marshals

to restore order.

1964 – Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for the U.S.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Olympic team.

1971 – The Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of U.S. soldiers in

Southeast Asia.

1983 – First publications of the discovery of the HIV virus that causes

AIDS in the journal Science by Luc Montagnier.

1984 – The Cosby Show premiered on NBC.

1991 – Michael Jordan named NBA MVP.

HOROSCOPE

Your sign’s paired element is Earth and of all the zodiac signs, only the Taurus has a fixed relationship with the element. Your special connection with Earth allows your personality to be a stable and firm as the ground you walk on. While others may call you stubborn, this quality is only a result of your earthly prudence. You find no comfort in having your heads in the clouds, instead you only work towards practical and realistic goals. Embracing your earthly influence will keep you on a path toward success and material gain.

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Today is Saturday, May 19th, the 139th day of the year.  There are 226

days remaining until the end of the year.

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph

Month, National Salad Month, National Recommitment Month,

Older Americans Month, National Water Safety Month, National

Hamburger Month, National Bike Week, National Police Week,

Boys Club Day, Malcolm X Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Grace Jones, 70, singer/actress

Keith Jennings, 52, football player

Rohan Marley, 45, singer

London Fletcher, 43, football player

Kevin Garnett, 42, basketball player

Mario Chalmers, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Malcolm X, 93, minister/activist (d. 1965)

Lorraine Hansberry, 88, playwright/author (d. 1965)

DEATHS

Coleman Hawkins, 1969, jazz musician/composer (b. 1904)

Jimmy Lyons, 1986, saxophonist (b. 1931)

Bob Boozer, 2012, basketball player (b. 1937)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Jan Matzeliger

Jan Matzeliger

1885 – 1st mass production of shoes by Black inventor, Jan

Matzeliger in Lynn, Massachusetts.

1909 – Jack Johnson fights Jack O’Brien to a no decision in 6

rounds for the boxing title.

1935 – The NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

1962 – A birthday salute to Pres. John Kennedy takes place at

Madison Square Garden.  The highlight is Marilyn Monroe’s

rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Patricia Roberts-Harris

1962 – The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Dr. Martin

Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail”. drafted shortly

after his arrest on April 12th during the Birmingham campaign

advocating for civil rights and an end to segregation in Birmingham.

1965 – Patricia Harris is named the 1st Black female ambassador.

1991 – Willy T. Ribbs becomes the 1st Black driver to make the

Indianapolis 500.

1992 – Vice President Dan Quayle attacks Murphy Brown for being

a single mother and as a poor example of family values.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Taurus born on May 19th, your personality is defined by loyalty and disciplined. You are loved and appreciated by your loved ones and this is largely due to you devoutly loyal nature. When someone you hold dear is in need, you spare no energy in protecting or defending them. You take this same intensity to all your efforts, especially your work. When confronted with a challenge or obstacle, your hard work and discipline is tough to match.

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