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Today is Wednesday, July 25th, the 207th day of the year.  There are 159

Iman

Iman

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, Culinarians Day, Threading The Needle Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rita Marley, 72, singer

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Verdine White, 67, bass player/producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Iman, 63, model/actress

Wendy Raquel Robinson, 50, actress

D.B. Woodside, 48, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Woody Strode, 104, football player/actor (d. 1994)

Benny Benjamin, 93, drummer (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1969)

Nate Thurmond, 77, basketball player (2016)

Woody Strode

Woody Strode

Emmett Till, 77, murder victim (d. 1955)

Walter Payton, 64, football player (d. 1999)

DEATHS

Big Mama Thornton, 1984, singer/songwriter (b. 1926)

Carl Brashear, 2006,  first African-American U.S Navy Master

Diver (b. 1931)

Vernon Forrest, 2009, boxer (b. 1971)

Emmett Till

Emmett Till

ON THIS DATE IN…

1777 – First Black baptist church in America organized by

eight slaves at Silver Bluff, South Carolina.

1861 – The U.S. Congress passes the Crittenden-Johnson

Resolution, stating that the war is being fought to preserve

the Union and not to end slavery.

1916 – Wearing the protective mask he invented, Garrett Morgan

Walter Payton

Walter Payton

enters a gas-filled tunnel with a rescue party after an under-

ground explosion in Cleveland, six lives are saved.

1933 – 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington

1943 – 1st warship named for a Black person, SS Leonard

Roy Harmon, launched.

1966 – The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”.

1969 – Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene

of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident

The Supremes

The Supremes

that killed Mary Jo Kopechne.

1972 – US health officials concede blacks were used as

guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment.

1978 – Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby”

is born.

1997 – Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort

$40M from Bill Cosby.

2012 – The 2012 Summer Olympics begin.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Leo born on July 25th, you are characterized by your highly outgoing and independent nature. While others may stray away from being the center of attention, it is a place where you thrive. Your highly social nature makes you a person that takes fulfillment from loving and being loved. While you are warm, you also naturally take charge and never turn down an opportunity to take control. In most cases this quality is appreciated by your loved ones, although they may sometimes feel you are being downright bossy!

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Today is Tuesday, July 24th, the 205th day of the year.  There are 160

Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds

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, Amelia Earhart Day, Cousins Day, National

Tequila Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie Davis, 84, football legend

Joe Barry Carroll, 60, basketball player

Kadeem Hardison

Kadeem Hardison

Karl Malone, 55, basketball player

Barry Bonds, 54, baseball player

Brian Blades, 53, football player

Kadeem Hardison, 53, actor

Rick Fox, 49, basketball player/actor

Jennifer Lopez, 49, actress/singer

Mewelde Moore, 36, football player

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ira Aldridge, 216, actor (d. 1867)

Alexander Dumas, 216, author/playwright (d. 1870)

Walt Bellamy, 79, basketball player (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Mary Church Terrell, 1954, educator/civil rights leader (b. 1854)

Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley, 2012, actor (b. 1938)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1651 – Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Virginia.

1799 – William Clark of Lewis & Clark is willed the slave “York”.

1866 –  Reconstruction:  Tennessee becomes the first state to be readmitted

to the Union following the American Civil War.

1896 – Booker T. Washington is the first African American to receive an

UNCF

UNCF

honorary M.A. degree from Harvard.

1924 – United Negro College Fund founded.

1937 – Alabama drops rape charges against the so-called “Scotsboro Boys””.

1954 – Charles Bush (Black) named page in Supreme Court.

1969 – Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

1969 – Muhamad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal.

1973 – All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants).

1983 – Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America.

1989 – Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America.

1993 – Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans.

HOROSCOPE

A relentless work ethic paired with creativity makes a variety of careers available to you. Fast-paced careers such as advertising or public relations may be of great satisfaction. LIkewise, your leadership abilities would make a career as a business executive or manager rewarding. At the same time, you may want to blaze a completely new path of your own. If so, look to the entrepreneurial spirit of Jennifer Lopez or the fearlessness spirit of Amelia Earhart, who were both born on July 24th, for inspiration.

 

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Today is Monday, July 23rd, the 204th day of the year.  There are 161

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Spencer Christian

Spencer Christian

Month for Weddings

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Spencer Christian, 71, weatherman

Antoine Carr, 57, basketball player

Elden Campbell, 50, basketball player

Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans

Gary Payton, 50, basketball player

Marlan Wayans, 46, actor

Terry Glenn, 44, football player

Maurice Greene, 44, American sprinter

Michele Williams, 38, singer

Gerald Wallace, 36, basketball player

Brandon Roy, 34, basketball player

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

James R. Jordan, Sr., 1993, father of Michael Jordan (b. 1936)

Floyd McDaniel, 1995,  blues singer/guitarist (b. 1915)

Emile Griffith, 2013, boxer (b. 1938)

ON THIS DATE…

Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey

1778 – More than 700 Blacks participate in the Battle of Monmouth, (N.J.)

1868 – Fourteenth Amendment ratified granting citizenship to African Americans.

1967 – In Detroit, one of the worst riots in U.S. history begins on 12th Street in

the predominantly Black inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400

buildings burned.

1968 – In Cleveland, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led

Suzette Charles

Suzette Charles

by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland police occurs. During the shootout, a riot

begins and lasts for five days.

1969 – All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign

when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared

in Penthouse magazine.

1984 – Suzette Charles replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984 and the 2nd

African American to hold title.

Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin

1990 – Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America.

1997 – Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin

& Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them.

2000 – 129th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 269 at

Royal Lytham.

HOROSCOPE

The Sun in the planetary ruler of your sign and because you were born in the first Decan, or part, of the sign you experience twice the Sun’s influence. The Sun’s influence manifest in vitality, ego and creativity. The Sun’s influence connects to the relentless way in which you tackle your work and tasks. While others enjoy leisure, you feel incomplete if you are not moving on to the next job. These qualities allow you to take on any task and solve any problem with fortitude. You go to great lengths to hide your insecurities, instead choosing to cover them with pure outgoingness. Although you are not a fan of your sensitivity, don’t be afraid to share it with those closest to you.

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Today is Sunday, July 22nd, the 203rd day of the year. There are 162

George Clinton

George Clinton

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

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Chuck Jackson, 81, singer

Danny Glover

Danny Glover

George Clinton, 77, singer/songwriter/producer (Parliament-Funkadelic)

Danny Glover, 72, actor/ director/producer

Lonette McKee, 64, actress/singer

Michael Spinks, 62, boxer

Keith Sweat, 57, singer

Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat

Alvin Robertson, 56, basketball player

Tim Brown, 52, football player

Keyshawn Johnson, 47, football player/sportscaster

Petey Pablo, 45, rapper

Steven Jackson, 35, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sonny Liston

Sonny Liston

Jimmy Castor, 75, singer/musician (d. 2012)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1822 – Denmark Vesey hanged.

1939 – Jane Matilda Bolin of New York City becomes the 1st black woman judge.

1963 – Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

1967 – Jimi Hendrix quits as opening act of the Monkees’ tour.

1969 – Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit.

1994 – Doc Gooden admitted to Betty Ford Center.

1994 – O.J. Simpson pleads “Absolutely 100% Not Guilty” of murder.

1995 – Susan Smith found guilty of drowning her two children in South Carolina.

She originally claimed they were kidnapped by two Black men.

HOROSCOPE

Fire is your sign’s paired element and you actually have the most fundamental relationship with fire out of all the other zodiac signs. The influence of fire allows you to confront life with great energy and passion. This explains for your fortitude, confidence and enthusiastic nature. As fire’s influence naturally makes you an active leader and initiator, you must be aware that it also runs the risk of making you impatient. Also be aware of other negative influences of fire, which include impulsiveness and an overdeveloped ego.

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Today is Saturday, July 21st, the 203rd day of the year.  There are 163

James Clyburn

James Clyburn

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, National Junk Food Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

James Clayburn, 78, Rep.-D-South Carolina

Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings

Slick Watts, 67, basketball player

Henry Ellard, 57, football player

Damian Marley, 40, singer

Tamika Catchings, 39, basketball player

CC Sabathia, 38, baseball player

Deandre Jordan

Deandre Jordan

Kellow Winslow II, 35, football player

Ariel Meredith, 32, model

DeAndre Jordan, 31, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin

ON THIS DATE IN…

1896 – National Federation of Afro-American Women & Women’s.

1959 – Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green becomes the first African

American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to

integrate.

1962 – 160 civil rights activists jailed after demonstration in

Albany, Ga.

Rod Carew

Rod Carew

1969 – Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the

first human beings to walk on the Moon, during Apollo 11

mission.

1973 – Braves, Hank Aaron hits his 700th home run.

1991 – Rod Carew elected to the Major League Baseball

Hall of Fame.

HOROSCOPE

Being born on the last day of the Cancer sign, you are characterized by your optimism, empathy and intuition. Your close group of friends can always count on you for a positive outlook and making the best out of an otherwise bad situation. You are very comfortable with both your emotions and the emotions of others. You can easily recall a dozen times when you seemed to sense what another person was feeling or thinking. It’s this ability that allows you to always know the right thing to say, which is greatly appreciated by those closest to you.

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Today is Friday, July 20th, the 201st day of the year.  There are 164

James Harris

James Harris

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, National Lollipop Day, Moon Day, Ugly Truck Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Carlos Santana, 71, singer/guitarist

James Harris, 71, football player

Kool G Rap, 54, rapper (Juice Crew)

Ian Beckles, 51, football player

Omar Epps, 45, actor

Ray Allen, 43, basketball player

Troy Smith, 34, football player

Roy Hamilton

Roy Hamilton

Paige Hurd, 25, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Frantz Fanon, 93, psychiatrist/philosopher (d. 1961)

DEATHS

Roy Hamilton, 1969, singer (b. 1929)

Bruce Lee, 1973, actor/martial artist (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

1849 – Women’s Rights Convention aided anti-slavery cause.

1942 – Black women are accepted into the Women’s Army

Auxiliary Corps (WAC).

1950 – Black troops (24th Regiment) win first U.S. victory in

Korea.

1957 – Althea Gibson wins Women’s Singles Championship at

Wimbledon.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

1967 – The first National Conference of Black Power opens in

Newark, New Jersey.

1969 – Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on

the Moon.  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first

humans to walk on the Moon.

1976 – Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick

Drago.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

1984 – Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America.

1991 – Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America

contestant.

1994 – OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of

ex-wife’s klller.

2008 – 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win.

HOROSCOPE

Your sensitive nature and creative expression make a variety of career paths open to success. You are caring by default, which makes compassionate careers such as teaching and social work a clear option. It just may be that your true passion is found in artistic expression, which was the case with Carlos Santana, who was also born on July 20th. If you feel you are born to entertain, look at the inspiring work of Natalie Wood, another of your birthday twins.

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Today is Thursday, July 19th, the 200th day of the year. There are 165

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month,

National Raspberry Cake Day, National Daiquiri Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rachel Robinson, 96, social activist/Mrs Jackie Robinson

Willie Clark

Willie Clark

Alan Gorrie, 72, singer/bass player (Average White Band)

Willie Clark, 62, broadcaster/journalist

Teresa Edwards, 54, basketball player

Leroy Butler, 50, football player

Phaedra Sparks, 44, reality star

Angela Griffin, 41, actress

LaMarcus Aldridge, 33, basketball player

Jon Jones, 29, MMA fighter

Popcaan, 29, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Stuart Scott, 53, sportscaster (d. 2014)

DEATHS

Lorenzen Wright, 2010, basketball player (b. 1975)

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Sylvia Woods, 2012, co-founded Sylvia Restaurant of Harlem (b. 1926)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1866 – Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights.

1867 – Congressional Reconstruction received legal status.

1925 – Josephine Baker, entertainer, is greatly applauded in her Paris debut.

1941 – 1st US Army flying school for black cadets dedicated (Tuskegee Ala).

1950 – NY Yanks obtain their 1st black players, Elston Howard & Frank Barnes.

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Patricia Roberts-Harris

1973 – Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial).

1979 – In her second Cabinet level appointment, Patricia Harris, becomes

Secretary of Health and Human Services.

1992 – Ebony P. Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America.

1996 – XXVI Olympic games open in Atlanta Georgia.

HOROSCOPE

The planetary ruler of your sign is the moon, but because you were born in third Decan, or part, of the sign, you also experience the influence of Neptune. The moon’s influence is materialized with your keen sensitive and nearly psychic intuition. In turn, Neptune’s planetary force is seen in your active imagination and connection to all that is spiritual. The combination results in you being a romantic and a dreamer at heart. In life and in love, you derive great excitement from imagining possibilities. In times, your imagination is so active that reality pales by comparison. When this occurs, you rely on your optimism to evict negative thoughts from your mind; this is one of your greatest strengths. Be aware that imagination does not come without its dangers, as you run the risk of using it to escape from the real world.

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Today is Wednesday, July 18th, the 200th day of the year. There are 166

Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves

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, National Caviar Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Martha Reeves, 77, singer (Martha & the Vandellas)

Calvin Peete, 75, golfer

Anne-Marie Johnson, 58, actress

Wendy Williams, 54, talk show host

Penny Hardaway, 47, basketball player

Derek Anderson, 44, basketball player

Penny Hardaway

Penny Hardaway

Tori Hunter, 42, baseball player

Jason Weaver, 38, actor

Deion Branch, 39, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Nelson Mandela, 100, President of South Africa (d. 2013)

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, 89, singer (d. 2000)

“Papa” Dee Allen, 87, percussionist (War) (d. 1988)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1753 – Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass.

1863 – Civil War: Second Battle of Fort Wagner–one of the first formal African American.

military units, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, supported by several white.

regiments, attempts an unsuccessful assault on Confederate-held Battery.

1899 – L.C. Bailey is issued a patent for the folding bed.

54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment

54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment

1905 – Granville T. Woods receives a patent for railway brakes.

1951 – Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion.

1959 – 1st black to win a major golf tournament (William Wright).

1970 – Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits.

1998 – African American Civil War Soldiers Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.

HOROSCOPE

You experience the planetary influence of two planets. The first being the moon, which is a testament to your sensitivity and emotional perceptiveness. Your second planetary influence comes from Neptune, which is reflected in your powerful imagination and connection to all that spiritual and supernatural. This unique combination is the cause for your dream inspired, romanticized way of dealing with the world. You often find yourself lost in fantasy, especially in relation to your love life. As it is possible to feel disappointment when reality doesn’t quite live up to reality, your optimism can help lift your spirits. While you love companionship and take great satisfaction from it, you must also give yourself time alone to explore your thoughts and true feelings. Take care to avoid too much fantasy, as you may begin to rely to heavily on it for your happiness.

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Today is Tuesday, July 17th, the 198th day of the year.  There are 167

Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Diahann Carroll, 83, actress

Connie Hawkins, 76, basketball legend

Regina Belle, 55, singer

Calbert Cheaney, 47, basketball player

Regina Belle

Regina Belle

Donny Marshall, 46, basketball player/sportscaster

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Toni Stone, 97, 1st woman Negro League baseball player

Damon Harris, 68, singer (The Temptations) (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Billie Holiday, 1959, singer (b. 1915)

John Coltrane, 1967, saxophonist/composer (b. 1926)

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

William Raspberry, 2012, journalist (b. 1935)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1794 – Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia’s Bethel African

Methodist Episcopal Church.

1862 – The arming of Blacks approved by Congress.

1953 – Jesse D. Locker appointed ambassador to Liberia.

1954 – 1st major league game where majority of team is Black

John Coltrane

John Coltrane

(Dodgers).

1967 – Jimi Hendrix is the opening act for The Monkees

performance in Forest Hills, New York.

1974 – Bob Gibson becomes the 2nd pitcher to strike-out 3,000

hitters (Cesar Geronimo).

1981 – Fulton County grand jury indicts Wayne B. Williams for

murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Florence Griffith-Joyner

1988 – Florence Griffith-Joyner sets 100m woman’s record (10.49).

2005 – Tiger Woods wins his 10th major winning the British Open

Championship by 5 strokes.  Woods becomes only the second golfer,

after Jack Nicklaus, to win each major more than once.

2013 – 21st ESPY Awards: LeBron James and Serena Williams win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Cancer born on July 17th, you are known for you optimism, sensitivity and intuition. You often impress others with the nearly psychic ability to know exactly what they are feeling or thinking. You use your emotional understanding to express empathy to those in need. Your friends appreciate this skill, but they also love your upbeat and positive attitude. Even in the worst situations, you have the special ability to find the bright side of things.

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Today is Monday, July 16th, the 197th day of the year.  There are 168

William Bell

William Bell

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, Fresh Spinach Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

William Bell, 79, singer

Alexis Herman

Alexis Herman

Denise LaSalle, 79, singer

Alexis Herman, 71, 23rd United States Secretary of Labor

Terry Pendleton, 58, baseball player/coach

Darryl Mitchell, 52, actor

Charles Smith, 53, basketball player

Barry Sanders, 50, football legend

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

Rain Pryor, 49, actress

Aaron Glenn, 46, football player

Zach Randolph, 37, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, 156, civil rights activist

DEATHS

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Buck Buchanan, 1992, football player (b. 1940)

John Henrik Clarke, 1998, historian/scholar (b. 1915)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States

after signature of the Residence Act.

1894 – Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners.

Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson

1944 – Dr. Charles R. Drew is awarded the Spingarn Medal.

1961 – Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27′ 2″.

1969 – Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched

1972 – Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance.

1988 – Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec.

1988 – Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women’s world record 10.49 seconds.

1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women’s heptathlete record of 7,215 pts.

2003 – 11th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win

HOROSCOPE

Your unique combination of emotional understanding, creativity and optimism result in a variety of available career paths. Humanitarian careers, such as teaching or social work would help to give your life purpose. If you cannot go without a more creative outlet, writing or the arts may be the answer. Look to the imaginative characters and comedic writings of Will Ferrel, who was also born on July 16th, as inspiration. The creative dancing of Ginger Rogers, another of your birthday twins, can also serve as encouragement.

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