Rapper Missy Elliott is 45

Rapper Missy Elliott is 45

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” — Susan L. Taylor

EUR BIRTHDAYS

July 1: Bluesman James Cotton is 81. Singer Victor Willis of the Village People is 65. Singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 56. Actor Andre Braugher is 54. Actor Henry Simmons (”Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” `’NYPD Blue”) is 46. Rapper Missy Elliott is 45.

BLACK HISTORY

July 1, 1870: James W. Smith of South Carolina entered West Point. Smith, the first Black student, did not graduate.