DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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04-21-1914 – 06-07-2006 Muriel Inez Crawford – Born in Washington, D.C. She and her partner for almost 57 years, Anyda Marchant (pen name Sarah Aldridge) were pioneering lesbian-feminist publishers. In…

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2018
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2018

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04-20-1937 George Takei – Born in Boyle Heights, California. He is an American actor best known for his role in the TV series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru…

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04-19-1930 – 07-08-1994 Dick Sargent – Born in Carmel, California. He was an American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on TV series Bewitched. On National…

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Apr 19
2018
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2018

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04-18-1918 – 10-11-2011 Roberta Cowell (born Robert Marshall Cowell) – Born in Croydon, United Kingdom. She was a racing driver and World War II fighter pilot and transgender pioneer. Cowell was…

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04-17-1897 – 12-07-1975 Thornton Wilder – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. He was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes – for the novel The Bridge of San Luis…

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Apr 17
2018
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2018

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04-16-1939 – 03-02-1999 Dusty Springfield – (born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien) Born in West Hampstead, London, England. She was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended…

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04-15-1894 – 09-26-1937 Bessie Smith – Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was an American blues singer. Nicknamed “The Empress of the Blues” she was the most popular female blues singer…

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Apr 15
2018
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2018

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04-14-1948 June Millington – Born in Manila, Philippines. She is a Filipino-American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and instructor. The Millington family left the Philippines for the United States in 1961. The…

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04-13-1947 Deborah Batts – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In June 1994, she was sworn in as a Federal District Judge for Manhattan, becoming the nation’s first out LGBT, African-American federal judge….

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Apr 13
2018
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2018

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04-12-1975 Ali Forney – Born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a transgender pioneer. Forney was a African-American gay and transgender youth who also used the name Luscious. He was…

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