DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

02-05-1914 – 08-02-1997 William S. Burroughs – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, painter, and spoken word performer. He was a primary…

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Feb 5
2023
Feb 5
2023

Events

02-05-1993 Last Call at Maud’s – Documentary directed by Paris Poirier. From 1966 to 1989, Maud’s was a San Francisco bar for lesbians. The film covers the background leading up…

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1849-1896   We’wha – He was a Zuni Native American from New Mexico. He was a famous Lhamana, a traditional Zuni gender role, now described as mixed-gender or Two-Spirit. Lhamana…

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Feb 4
2023
Feb 4
2023

Events

02-04-2016 The United Nations Postal Administration issued a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal — a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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People

02-03-1874 – 07-27-1946 Gertrude Stein – Born in West Allegheny (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California. She was an American writer of novels, poetry, and plays. Stein moved to…

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Feb 3
2023
Feb 3
2023

Events

02-03-2021   Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is sworn in as Secretary of Transportation by Vice President Kamala Harris. He became the first out Cabinet Secretary. Buttigieg was sworn…

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People

02-02-1923 – 11-12-2017 Liz Smith (Mary Elizabeth Smith) – Born in Fort Worth, Texas. She was an American gossip columnist. She was known as “The Grand Dame of Dish.” She…

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Feb 2
2023
Feb 1
2023

People

02-01-1900 – 12-18-1993 Betty Carstairs (Marion Barbara “Joe” Carstairs) – Born in Mayfair, London, England (DOB unknown). She was a wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed and…

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01-31-1902 – 12-12-1968 Tallulah Bankhead – Born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an award winning American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice,…

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Jan 31
2023
Jan 29
2023

People

01-30-1873 – 1955 Maud Hunt Squire – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a painter, printmaker, and book illustrator. At the age of twenty-one, she enrolled in the Cincinnati Art…

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