Today is Friday, August 7th, he 220th day of the year. There are 146
days remaining until the end of the year. This day marks the approximate
midpoint of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and of winter in the Southern
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,
National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance Awareness
Month, Peach Month
Charles Pope, 84, singer (Tams)
Alan Page, 75, football legend/jurist
Alan Keyes, 70, politician/diplomat
Harold Perrineau, 57, actor
Tony Stargell, 54, football player
David Mann, 54, actor
Chico Bennyman, 46, actor
Beanie Wells, 32, football player
DeMar DeRosen, 31, basketball player
Ralph Bunche, 116, political scientist/diplomat, Nobel Prize
laureate (d. 1971)
Herb Reed, 92, musician (The Platters) (d. 2012)
Magic Slim, 83, guitarist (d. 2013)
James McClain, 1970, activist
Jonathan P. Jackson, 1970, activist
William Christmas, 1970, activist
Esther Phillips. 1984, singer (b. 1936)
Mickey Leland, 1989, politician (b. 1944)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1893 – Black longshoremen strike for better wages and working conditions
1930 – The last confirmed lynching of blacks in the United States occurs in
Marion, Indiana. Two men, Thomas Ship and Abram Smith, are killed.
1946 – 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized.
1950 – Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle,
from playing in Negro League
1954 – Charles Mahoney becomes 1st Black to serve as a full UN delegate.
1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and
killed during an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
1989 – Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash
2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank
Aaron’s record by hitting his 756th home run.
2010 – Jerry Rice is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Your sign is ruled by the Sun, but because you were born in the second Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also subject to the planetary influence of Jupiter. Being the planet of individuality, creativity and vitality, the Sun’s influence is connected to these same traits that you possess. Likewise, Jupiter is responsible for your generosity, optimism and idealistic nature. These planets combine to make you the most positive and knowledge driven of all the Leo Decans. You take every chance to learn from the world around you and are most excited in new places or while meeting new people. Hold on tightly to your positive outlook, as it is not only inspiring to others, but a source of great fortune