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12-15-1941 Tom Ammiano – Born in Montclair, New Jersey. He is an American politician, member of the California State Assembly representing the 13th district until November 30, 2014. He’s also…

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Dec 15
2021
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2021

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12-14-1946 – 03-29-2016 Patty Duke – Born in Elmhurst, New York. She was an American actress of stage, film, and television. At the age of sixteen, she won an Academy…

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12-13-1950 Linda Bellos – She was born in London to a Jewish mother and a Nigerian father. Bellos is an English ex-politician, businesswoman, and activist for gay rights. She did marry…

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Dec 13
2021
Dec 12
2021

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12-12-1897 – 09-28-1966 Lillian Eugenia Smith – Born in Jasper, Florida, she grew up in Clayton, Georgia, where her father owned and operated the Laurel Falls Camp for Girls. Smith…

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12-11-1926 – 07-25-1984 Big Mama Thornton (born Willie Mae Thornton) – Born in Ariton, Alabama. She was an American rhythm and blues singer, and songwriter. Thornton was the first to…

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Dec 11
2021
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2021

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12-10-1830 – 05-15-1886 Emily Dickinson – Born in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is considered one of the most important American poets. While there is no concrete evidence that Dickinson was a…

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12-09-1950   Joan Armatrading, CBE – Born in Basseterre, on the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts. When she was three years old, her parents moved to Birmingham, England, sending Joan…

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Dec 9
2021
Dec 8
2021

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12-08-1933 – 11-28-2004 Leroy “Roy” F. Aarons – Born in the Bronx, New York. He was an American journalist, editor, author, playwright, and founder of the National Lesbian and Gay…

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12-07-1873 – 04-24-1947 Willa Cather – Born in Gore, Virginia. She was an American writer. Her novels of frontier life on the great plains gained her recognition. Cather was awarded…

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Dec 7
2021
Dec 6
2021

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12-06-1900 – 04-30-1974 Agnes Moorehead – Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. Moorehead is…

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