DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

10-12-1932 – 08-19-2017 Dick Gregory – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an African-American comedian civil rights activist, social critic, writer and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became…

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Oct 12
2017
Oct 12
2017

Events

10-12-2014 U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess strikes down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska ruled that the state’s ban was unconstitutional…

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People

10-11-1884 – 11-07-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American politician, diplomat and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United…

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Oct 11
2017
Oct 11
2017

Events

October 11th, 2017 – On this day the Rainbow Flag will be flown permanently on Federal land. The flag was raised at the Stonewall National Monument.   National Coming Out…

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People

10-10-1967 Gavin Newsom – Born in San Francisco, California. He is an American politician and is the 49th and current lieutenant governor of California, after being elected in 2010 and…

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Oct 10
2017
Oct 10
2017

Events

10-10-2013 The Harvey Milk Foundation confirmed that the U.S. Postal Service would honor gay rights activist Harvey Milk with a stamp in honor of his memory and legacy. He will…

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People

10-09-1940 – 12-08-1980 John Lennon – Born in Liverpool, England. He was an English singer, songwriter, and activist, as well as founder of the Beatles. His most famous post-Beatle song…

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Oct 9
2017
Oct 9
2017

Events

10-09-1996 British film Beautiful Thing is released in the U.S.A. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same name. Initially, the film was…

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People

10-08-1926 – 08-30-2017 Louise Hay – Born in Los Angeles, California. She was an American motivational author, speaker and the founder of Hay House. In 1984, her book, You Can…

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Oct 8
2017
Oct 8
2017

Events

10-08-2014 The University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College extends benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. Employees were notified by email, saying: “Notre Dame is a Catholic university and…

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