DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

08-06-2015 The French-Belgian film La Belle Saison (Summertime) premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won the Variety Piazza Grande Award. Directed by Catherine Corsini, it is a…

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Aug 6
2020
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2020

People

08-05-1907 – 1994 Ernestine “Tiny” Davis – Born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was an African-American jazz trumpet player and vocalist and a member of the all-female band, the International Sweethearts…

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08-05-2013 Sergio Miranda and Rodrigo Borda become the first Uruguay gay couple to register for marriage.

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Aug 5
2020
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2020

People

08-04-1961 President Barack Obama – Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Obama was the United States 44th President and the first African American to hold the office. He also was elected for…

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People

08-03-1887 – 04-23-1915  Rupert C. Brooke – Born in Rugby, England. He was an English poet known for his war sonnets written during WWI, especially The Soldier. The Irish poet…

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Aug 3
2020
Aug 2
2020

People

08-02-1924 – 12-01-1987 James Baldwin – Born in Harlem, New York. He was an American novelist, essayist, poet, and social critic. Baldwin’s first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain…

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08-02-2013 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said: “The United States will immediately begin considering visa applications of gay and lesbians spouses in the same manner of heterosexual couples.”

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Aug 2
2020
Aug 1
2020

People

08-01-1936 – 06-01-2008 Yves Saint-Laurent – Born in Oran, Algeria, he was an Algerian-born French fashion designer and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In…

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Events

08-01-2013 Same-sex marriages begins in Rhode Island. 08-01-2013 Same-sex marriages begins in Minnesota.

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Aug 1
2020
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2020

People

07-31-1932 – 02-18-2007 Barbara Gittings – Born in Vienna, Austria. Her father was an American diplomat. She was a prominent American activist for gay equality. She organized the New York…

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