DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

12-12-1897 – 09-28-1966 Lillian Eugenia Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida, she grew up in Clayton, Georgia, where her father owned and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. Smith…

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Dec 12
2017
Dec 11
2017

People

12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to…

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People

12-10-1830 – 05-15-1886 Emily Dickinson – Born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is considered one of the most important American poets. While there is no concrete evidence that Dickinson was a…

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Dec 10
2017
Dec 9
2017

People

12-09-1902 – 02-04-1966 Lucius Beebe – Born in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist. From the 1930s through 1944, he wrote…

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Events

12-09-2013 Edie Windsor in the top 5 choices for Time Magazine’‘s Person of the year. Pope Francis became person of the year. Edie Windsor placed third. Her case, the United States…

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Dec 9
2017
Dec 8
2017

People

12-08-1933 – 11-28-2004 Leroy “Roy” F. Aarons – Born in the Bronx, New York. He was an American journalist, editor, author, playwright and founder of the National Lesbian and Gay…

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Events

12-08-2014 The International Olympic Committee voted unanimously to approve a recommendation which adds non-discrimination language regarding sexual orientation to the Olympic Charter. The decision to update the wording will be…

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Dec 8
2017
Dec 7
2017

People

12-07-1873 – 04-24-1947 Willa Cather – Born in Gore, Virginia. She was an American writer. Her novels of frontier life on the great plains gained her recognition. Cather was awarded…

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Events

Australia legalizes same-sex marriage.   12-07-2012 U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear cases on gay marriage – Prop. 8 & DOMA to receive hearings.

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Dec 7
2017
Dec 6
2017

People

12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is…

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