DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

06-19-1856 – 01-22-1933 Elisabeth (Bessy) Marbury – Born in New York City, New York. She was a pioneering theatrical and literary agent, and producer, who represented prominent theatrical performers and…

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Jun 19
2020
Jun 19
2020

Events

06-19-2014 The United States largest Presbyterian denomination voted to change its definition of marriage and allow its pastors to officiate same-sex ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal. By…

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06-18-1864 – 08-11-1939 Agnes Goodsir – Born in Portland, Victoria, Australia. She moved Europe in 1912 and in 1921 settled in Paris. While in London during WWI, she was close…

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Jun 18
2020
Jun 18
2020

Events

On this day in 1983, Dr. Sally Ride (05-26-1951 – 07-23-2012) became the first American woman in space, aboard the Challenger for a six day mission. She said, “The thing that…

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People

06-17-1943 Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus) – Born in Brooklyn, New York, He is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for his recordings of Mandy, Can’t…

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Jun 17
2020
Jun 17
2020

Events

06-17-2008 Same-sex couples begin marrying in California. Between this date and before the passing of Prop. 8, over 18,000 same-sex couples married in the state. 06-17-2014 On this day the…

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People

06-16-1947 Ellen Bass – Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her poetry has frequently appeared in The New Yorker and on The Writer’s Almanac…

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Jun 16
2020
Jun 16
2020

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06-16-2007 Shelter – American film directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. First shown at the Frameline Film Festival on this date. It was the winner of “Outstanding Film – Limited…

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People

06-15-1973 Neil Patrick Harris – Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, television host, and magician. He is known for playing Barney…

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Jun 15
2020
Jun 15
2020

Events

06-15-2020   The US Supreme Court 6-3 ruling made it illegal to fire someone because of sexual orientation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Gorsuch wrote, which bars discrimination…

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