DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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04-29-1933 Willie Nelson – Born in Abbott, Texas. He is a straight ally. American country, country-rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor, and activist. He has written songs that are country…

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2021
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2021

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04-29-1983 The Hunger – USA film release date of the British horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. It’s the story of…

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04-28-1926 – 02-19-2016 (Nelle) Harper Lee – Born in Monroeville, Alabama. She is the author of the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which became a best seller and won…

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2021

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04-27-1927 – 01-30-2006 Coretta Scott King – Born in Heiberger, Alabama. She was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Married to Martin Luther King, Jr., she played a…

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04-27-2014 Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe joins the third annual gay parade in Tokyo to show her support for sexual minorities. After the parade, Abe wrote on her Facebook page…

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2021

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04-26-1564 (baptized) – 04-23-1616 William Shakespeare – Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s…

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04-25-1284 – 09-21-1327 Edward II of England – Born in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, United Kingdom. Also called Edward of Caernarfon, he was King of England from 1307 until he was…

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04-24-1942 Barbra Streisand – Born in Brooklyn, New York. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. Streisand has been a long-time supporter of LGBT rights. In her ‘love…

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04-24-2013 Rhode Island’s State Senate passed gay marriage legislation by a comfortable 26-12 margin. This followed a vote by the House in January, 2013. The bill goes back to the…

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2021
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2021

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04-23-1945   François Clemmons – Born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is an American singer, actor, playwright, and university lecturer. Clemmons is best know as “Officer Clemmons” on the PBS television…

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