DAILY SPOTLIGHT

People

12-30-1964 Sophie Ward – Born in London, England. She is an English actress and the daughter of the actor Simon Ward. Her film roles include the part of Elizabeth Hardy…

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2019
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2019

People

12-29-1946   Marianne Faithfull – Born in Hampstead, London, England. She is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. The release of her song As Tears Go By in the 1960s…

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Events

12-29-2012 Maine’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

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Dec 29
2019
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2019

People

12-28-1882 – 09-13-1931 Lili Elbe – Born in Vejle, Denmark. She was a Danish transgender woman and one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery. Elbe was born Einer…

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People

12-27-1901 – 05-06-1992 Marlene Dietrich – Born in Schöneberg, Germany. She was a German-American actress and singer. In Berlin during the 1920s, she acted on stage and in silent films. Her…

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Dec 27
2019
Dec 26
2019

People

12-26-1945 – 08-17-2007 Maxine Feldman – Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. She was an American folk singer-songwriter, comedian, and a pioneer of women’s music. Feldman’s song Angry…

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People

12-25-1954   Annie Lennox – Born in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is a Scottish singer-songwriter, political activist, LGBT rights supporter, philanthropist, and gay icon. Lennox and Dave Stewart achieved international fame…

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Dec 25
2019
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2019

People

12-24-1920 – 05-24-2014 Stormé DeLarverie – Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a white father and a black mother, she was a lesbian whose scuffle with the police was one…

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Events

12-24-2013 Queen Elizabeth II grants Alan Turing a pardon. His code breaking prowess helped the Allies win against the Nazis. He was a mathematical genius and his theories laid the…

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Dec 24
2019
Dec 23
2019

People

12-23-1868 – 1933 or 1934 (exact date unknown) – Mary Rozet Smith – Place of birth unknown, but probably Chicago, Illinois. She was the companion of Jane Addams for 40…

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