DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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
2019
Feb 13
2019

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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People

02-12-1902 – 07-16-1967   Bet van Beeren – Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was a flamboyant bar owner in Amsterdam. She named the bar Café ’t Mandje (The Basket…

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Feb 12
2019
Feb 11
2019

People

02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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People

02-10-1893 – 06-05-1953 Bill Tilden II – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an American tennis player who was the World No. 1 player for seven years. He won Wimbledon…

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Feb 10
2019
Feb 9
2019

People

02-09-1944 Alice Walker – Born in Putnam County, Georgia. She is an American writer and activist. She wrote the novel, The Color Purple (1982), which won the National Book Award…

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Events

02-09-2015 Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas and his boyfriend, Shawn Brier, become the first gay men in history to share the ceremonial “first kiss” held when a vessel returns from…

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Feb 9
2019
Feb 8
2019

People

02-08-1931 – 09-30-1955 James Dean – Born in Marion, Indiana. He was an American actor best known for his role in Rebel Without a Cause. He had starring roles in…

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People

02-07-1977 Diandrea “Dee” Rees – Born in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an American screenwriter and director. Her feature films include Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), and Mudbound (2017). She has also…

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Feb 7
2019
Feb 7
2019

Events

02-07-1968 The Fox – USA release date of the film based on the novel of the same name by D. H. Lawrence. One of the earliest films to have a…

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