DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

08-08-1951 – 02-17-1994 Randy Shilts – Born in Davenport, Iowa. He was a pioneering gay American journalist and author. He worked as a freelance reporter for both The Advocate and…

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Aug 8
2019
Aug 7
2019

People

08-07-1956 Sharon Isbin – Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She is an American classical guitarist and multi-Grammy Award winner. Isbin is the founder of the Guitar Department at the…

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08-06-1928 – 02-22-1987 Andy Warhol – Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as Pop Art. After…

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Aug 6
2019
Aug 6
2019

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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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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Aug 5
2019
Aug 5
2019

Events

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

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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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Aug 4
2019
Aug 3
2019

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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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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Aug 2
2019
Aug 2
2019

Events

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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