DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

02-17-1934 – 12-27-2003 Alan Bates – Born in Allestree, Derby, United Kingdom. He was an English actor. Known for his roles in Zorba the Greek, King of Hearts, Georgy Girl,…

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Feb 17
2021
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2021

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02-16-1893 – 06-09-1974 Katharine Cornell – Born in Berlin, German Empire to American parents. She was an American stage actress, writer, theatre owner, and producer. Known as one of the…

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02-15-1820 – 03-13-1906 Susan B. Anthony – Born in Adams, Massachusetts. She was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born…

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2021
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2021

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02-14-1847 – 07-02-1919   Anna Howard Shaw – Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. When she was four, she and her family emigrated to the United States and settled in Lawrence, Massachusetts….

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Events

02-14-2013 In a historic Valentine’s Day vote, the Illinois Senate passed a bill clearing the way for same-sex couples to be legally married in the Land of Lincoln. The bill…

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Feb 14
2021
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2021

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02-13-1891 – 02-12-1942 Grant DeVolson Wood – Born in Anamosa, Iowa. He was an American painter and best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest. His painting “American…

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02-13-2012 Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State signed a law allowing same-sex marriage. Opponents mounted a challenge that required voters to approve the statute at a referendum, which they did…

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Feb 13
2021
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2021

People

02-12-1902 – 07-16-1967   Bet van Beeren – Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She was a flamboyant bar owner in Amsterdam. She named the bar Café ’t Mandje (The Basket…

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People

02-11-1962 Tammy Baldwin – Born in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an American politician and has always been out publicly as a lesbian. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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Feb 11
2021
Feb 11
2021

Events

02-11-1967   The Black Cat protest – Almost 2 years before Stonewall. On New Year’s Eve, 1966/1967, at midnight, as traditional New Year’s kisses were exchanged in the LGBT bar,…

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