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12-18-1626 – 04-19-1689 Queen Christina of Sweden – Born in Stockholm, Sweden. She is remembered as one of the most educated women of the 1600s. Christina was interested in religion, philosophy,…

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Dec 17
2022
Dec 17
2022

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12-17-1904 – 12-12-1999 Paul Cadmus – Born in Manhattan, New York. He was an American artist best known for his painting and drawings of nude male figures. Cadmus was one…

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12-16-1901 – 11-15-1978 Margaret Mead – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured author and speaker in the mass media throughout the…

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Dec 15
2022
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2022

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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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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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Dec 13
2022
Dec 12
2022

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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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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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Dec 11
2022
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2022

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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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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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Dec 9
2022
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2022

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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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