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08-06-1928 – 02-22-1987 Andy Warhol – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. After…

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Aug 6
2020
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2020

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08-05-1907 – 1994 Ernestine “Tiny” Davis – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an African-American jazz trumpet player and vocalist and a member of the all-female band, the International Sweethearts…

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08-04-1961 President Barack Obama – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was the United States 44th President and the first African American to hold the office. He also was elected for…

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Aug 4
2020
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2020

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08-03-1887 – 04-23-1915  Rupert C. Brooke – Born in Rugby, England. He was an English poet known for his war sonnets written during WWI, especially The Soldier. The Irish poet…

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08-02-1924 – 12-01-1987 James Baldwin – Born in Harlem, New York. He was an American novelist, essayist, poet, and social critic. Baldwin’s first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain…

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Aug 2
2020
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2020

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08-01-1936 – 06-01-2008 Yves Saint-Laurent – Born in Oran, Algeria, he was an Algerian-born French fashion designer and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In…

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07-31-1932 – 02-18-2007 Barbara Gittings – Born in Vienna, Austria. Her father was an American diplomat. She was a prominent American activist for gay equality. She organized the New York…

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2020
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07-30-1989 marks the passing of Mary Gail Black – Born in 1898, place unknown. She was the first woman reporter of what is now the San Luis Obispo Tribune. In…

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07-29-1955   Bishop Yvette Flunder – Born in San Francisco, California. She is an American singer and senior pastor of the City of refuge United Church of Christ in Oakland,…

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2020
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2020

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07-28-1913 – 12-09-1944 Laird Cregar – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American stage and film actor. Cregar knew gay rights activist Harry Hay in the 1930s when the…

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