DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

05-19-1930 – 01-12-1965 Lorraine Hansberry – Born in Chicago, Illinois. She was an African-American playwright and author. She wrote A Raisin In The Sun (1959). Hansberry was the first black woman…

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May 19
2022
May 19
2022

Events

05-19-2014 U.S. District Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the law violated the constitutional right to equal protection. He ordered his ruling to take…

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People

05-18-1921 – 08-16-1963   Joan Eardley – Born at Bailing Hill Farm in Warnham, Sussex, England. She was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow…

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May 18
2022
May 17
2022

People

05-17-1895 – 12-26-1984   Gayelord Hauser – Born in Tübingen, Germany. At the age of sixteen, he immigrated to the United States in 1911. He was an American nutritionist and…

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Events

05-17-2004 Massachusetts gay marriage begins. 05-17-2005 International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) This day was first conceived in 2004 and is aimed to coordinate international events that raise awareness of…

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May 17
2022
May 16
2022

People

05-16-1966   Janet Jackson – Born in Gary, Indiana. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She is the youngest child of the Jackson family. Having sold over…

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People

05-15-1930   Jasper Johns – Born in Augusta, Georgia. He is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker whose work is associated with abstract expressionism, New-Dada, and Pop Art. Johns has…

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May 15
2022
May 15
2022

Events

05-15-2015 Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, married his civil partner, Belgian architect Gauthier Destenay. He is the first serving leader in the European Union to wed someone of the…

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People

05-14-1921 – 08-08-1984 Richard Deacon – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American television and film actor. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on CBS’s The Dick Van Dyke…

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May 14
2022
May 14
2022

Events

05-14-2013 The Justice’s National Council of Brazil legalized same-sex marriage for the entire country in a 14-1 vote. The ruling was published on May 15th and took effect on May…

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