DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

1922 – 08-21-1994 Rikki Streicher – Place of birth unknown. She was a leader in San Francisco’s LGBT movement, a co-founder of the international Gay Games, and the owner of…

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Aug 21
2019
Aug 20
2019

People

08-20-1841 – 05-18-1898 Maria Louise Pool – Born in Rockland, Massachusetts into a well-to-do manufacturing family. An American writer, she taught school for a year before settling down to a…

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People

08-19-1919 – 02-24-1990 Malcomb Forbes – Born in Brooklyn, New York. He was an American publisher of Forbes Magazine (founded by his father) and an entrepreneur. He was known as an…

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Aug 19
2019
Aug 19
2019

Events

08-19-2014 Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of LGBT people are added to the Smithsonian Institution, including items from the popular TV show Will & Grace.

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People

08-18-1906 – 10-31-1996 Marcel Carné – Born in Paris, France. He was a French film director. His best-known film, Children of Paradise (1945), is considered one of the greatest films of…

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Aug 18
2019
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2019

People

08-17-1943 Robert De Niro – Born in Manhattan, New York. He is an American actor and producer who has starred in over 90 films. De Niro won the Academy Award for…

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Events

08-17-2012 ParaNorman – American 3D stop-motion animated horror comedy film. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Screenplay by Chris Butler. The film was nominated for the 2012 Academy Award…

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Aug 17
2019
Aug 16
2019

People

08-16-1958 Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) – Born in Bay City, Michigan. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is the winner of two Grammy Awards, as…

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08-16-2013 Reaching for the Moon (Portuguese: Flores Raras) – Brazilian film directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on the book Flores Raras e Banalissimas by Carmen Lucia de…

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Aug 16
2019
Aug 15
2019

People

08-15-1876 – 1951 Margaret Jourdain – Born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. She was a prominent writer on English furniture and decoration. Her Regency Furniture (1931) covered new ground in…

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