DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

02-19-2013 Germany’s highest court strengthened gay couples’ adoption rights. The Federal Constitutional Court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt the partner’s stepchild or…

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Feb 19
2024
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2024

People

02-18-1933 Yoko Ono – Born in Tokyo, Japan. She is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Ono is also known as the second wife and widow of…

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02-18-2015 Kate Brown – On this day, she became the country’s first bisexual governor. With the resignation of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown was sworn in…

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Feb 18
2024
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2024

People

02-17-1905 — 08-31-1937   Ruth Baldwin (born Catherine Ruth Baldwin) – Place of birth unknown. She was an American-born English socialite, part of the Bright Young Things crowd. In the…

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People

02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the…

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Feb 16
2024
Feb 15
2024

People

02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born…

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People

02-14-1847 – 07-02-1919   Anna Howard Shaw – Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. When she was four, she and her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts….

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Feb 14
2024
Feb 14
2024

Events

02-14-2013 In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill…

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People

02-13-1891 – 02-12-1942 Grant DeVolson Wood – Born in Anamosa, Iowa. He was an American painter and best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. His painting “American…

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Feb 13
2024
Feb 13
2024

Events

02-13-2012 Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed a law allowing same-sex marriage. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum, which they did…

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