DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

02-22-1892 – 10-19-1950 Edna St. Vincent Millay – Born in Rockland, Maine. She was an American lyrical poet and playwright. Her collection A Few Figs from Thistles (1920) attracted a…

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02-21-1936 – 01-17-1996 Barbara Jordan – Born in Houston, Texas. She was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected…

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02-20-1927 – 03-10-2018   Count Hubert de Givenchy – Born in Beauvais, France. He was a French fashion designer who founded the house of Givenchy in 1952. Givenchy was famous…

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2020

People

02-19-1917 – 09-29-1967 Carson McCullers – Born in Columbus, Georgia. She was an American writer of novels, short stories, plays, essays, and poetry. Her novels, The Heart Is A Lonely…

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Events

02-19-2013 Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner’s stepchild or…

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2020

People

02-18-1933 Yoko Ono – Born in Tokyo, Japan. She is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Ono is also known as the second wife and widow of…

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Events

02-18-2015 Kate Brown – On this day, she became the country’s first bisexual governor. With the resignation of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in…

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2020

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02-17-1934 – 12-27-2003 Alan Bates – Born in Allestree, Derby, United Kingdom. He was an English actor. Known for his roles in Zorba the Greek, King of Hearts, Georgy Girl,…

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02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the…

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2020

People

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born…

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