DAILY SPOTLIGHT

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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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2020
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2020

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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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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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2020
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2020

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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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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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2020
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2020

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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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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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2020
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2020

People

06-14-1961 Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd) – Born in Bexley, Kent, England. He is an English singer-songwriter and lead singer with the Grammy and Brit Award pop band, Culture Club,…

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06-13-1926 – 01-10-1982 Paul Lynde – Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio. American comedian and actor. A noted character actor with a distinctively campy persona that often poked fun at his…

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Jun 13
2020
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2020

People

06-12-1930 – 11-30-2017 Jim Nabors – Born in Sylacauga, Alabama. He was an American actor and singer. Best known as the character Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show. The character…

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