DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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03-22-1930 Stephen Sondheim – Born in New York City, New York. He is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre for over 50 years. Oscar…

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Mar 22
2017
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2017

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03-21-1962 Roseann “Rosie” O’Donnell – Born in Commack, New York. She is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, author and media personality. She has also been a magazine editor and…

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03-20-1915 – 10-09-1973 Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. She was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. She has been referred to as “the original…

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Mar 20
2017
Mar 19
2017

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03-19-1894 – 05-23-1975 Jackie “Moms” Mabley – Born in Brevard, North Carolina. She was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin’ circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared…

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03-18-1928 – 04-30-2002 Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde) – Born in Berlin-Mahlsdorf, Germany. Biologically a male, even as a child she identified as a girl and preferred girl’s clothing….

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Mar 18
2017
Mar 17
2017

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03-17-1912 – 08-24-1987 Bayard Rustin – Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, non-violence and gay rights. In 1936, he…

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03-16-1822 – 05-25-1899 Rosa Bonheur – Born in Bordeaux, France. She was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous female…

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Mar 16
2017
Mar 15
2017

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03-15-1948 Kate Bornstein – Born in Neptune City, New Jersey. She is a Jewish-American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been assigned male at birth and then receiving…

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03-14-1887 – 10-05-1962 Sylvia Beach – Born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an American-born bookseller and publisher who lived most of her life in Paris. Beach was one of the…

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Mar 14
2017
Mar 13
2017

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03-13-1892 – 11-07-1978 Janet Flanner – Born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925…

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