DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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10-16-1854 – 11-30-1900 Oscar Wilde – Born in Dublin, Ireland. Irish writer, poet, and playwright. He was one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. His play, The…

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2020

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10-15-1926 – 06-25-1984 Michael Foucault – Born in Poitiers, France. He was a French philosopher, historian, and literary critic. He was active in a number of left-wing groups involved in…

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10-15-2010   Spirit Day – Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile…

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Oct 15
2020
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2020

People

10-14-1888 – 01-09-1923 Katherine Mansfield – Born in Wellington, New Zealand. She was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction. At 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the…

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10-13-1925 – 08-03-1966   Lenny Bruce (b. Leonard Alfred Schneider) – Born in Mineola, New York. Bruce was one of the first outspoken allies of the LGBT community. He was an…

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Oct 13
2020
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2020

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10-12-1932 – 08-19-2017 Dick Gregory – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an African-American comedian civil rights activist, social critic, writer, and occasional actor. During the 1960s, Gregory became…

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10-12-2014 U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess strikes down Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska ruled that the state’s ban was unconstitutional…

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Oct 12
2020
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2020

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10-11-1884 – 11-07-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt – Born in New York City, New York. She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United…

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October 11th, 2017 – On this day the Rainbow Flag will be flown permanently on Federal land. The flag was raised at the Stonewall National Monument.   National Coming Out…

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2020
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2020

People

10-10-1967 Gavin Newsom – Born in San Francisco, California. He is an American politician and is the 49th and current lieutenant governor of California after being elected in 2010 and…

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