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09-09-1898 — 12-12-1982 Judy Matlack – Place of birth unknown. She was a college professor at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. In 1945 while in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she met…

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Sep 9
2021
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2021

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09-08-1820 – 07-03-1897 Matilda Hays – Born in London, England. She was an English writer, journalist, and part-time actress. With Elizabeth Ashurst, she translated several of George Sand’s work into…

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09-07-1913 – 10-22-1997 Valerie Taylor – Born in Aurora, Illinois. She was an American author of lesbian pulp fiction, as well as poetry and novels after the “golden age” of…

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Sep 7
2021
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2021

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09-06-1947 – 12-16-1988 Sylvester (Sylvester James, Jr.) – Born in Watts, Los Angeles, California. He was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, he…

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09-05-1946 – 11-24-1991 Freddie Mercury – Born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar ( now Tanzania). He was a British singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as the…

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Sep 5
2021
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2021

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09-04-1981 Beyoncé – Born in Houston, Texas. Straight ally. American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. She showed her support for gay marriage with a post on Instagram that read, “If you…

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09-03-1849 – 06-24-1909 Sarah Jewett – Born in South Berwick, Maine. She was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet, best known for her local color works set along…

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Sep 3
2021
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2021

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09-02-1946 – 06-06-2006 Billy Preston – Born in Houston, Texas. He was an American rhythm and blues musician whose work included R&B, rock, soul, funk, and gospel. A virtuoso keyboardist,…

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09-01-1939 Lily Tomlin – Born in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were Southern Baptists who moved to Detroit from Paducah, Kentucky during the Great Depression. She is an American actress, comedian,…

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2021
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2021

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08-31-1975 Sara Ramírez – Born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. She is a Mexican American actress, singer, and songwriter. Ramírez is the recipient of a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild…

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