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It Happened Today: January 17

Tom Dolby & Andrew Frist: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/586590.html

Tom Dolby is an American novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor. He is the author of the best-selling novel The Trouble Boy (2004), The Sixth Form (2008), and the Secret Society books, including Secret Society (2009) and The Trust: A Secret Society Novel (2011). Dolby and Andrew Frist were legally married in Connecticut in April 2009, and celebrated their union with family and friends in Sonoma, California in September 2009. On October 19, 2010, they adopted two daughters, Julia and Violet.

Barbara Jordan & Nancy Earl: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4139108.html

Barbara Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the United States House of Representatives, and the first to deliver the keynote address at a Democratic National Convention. Jordan's partner of close to 30 years was Nancy Earl. Jordan met Earl, an educational psychologist who would become an occasional speech writer to Jordan, on a camping trip in the late 1960s.

Basil Hoskins & Harry Andrews: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4137654.html

Basil William Hoskins (10 June 1929 – 17 January 2005) was an English actor. Hoskins was the long term romantic partner of fellow English actor Harry Andrews (10 November 1911 – 6 March 1989). Andrews was a gentle soul and intensely private, living with his long-time partner in Salehurst, near Robertsbridge, in East Sussex. Andrews died at the age of 77 on 6 March 1989, at his home in Salehurst, leaving behind Hoskins. Basil is buried next to Harry in the churchyard of St. Mary's at Salehurst.

Chad Michaels (born 1971): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4138043.html

Chad Michaels is an American drag performer. Michaels was known as a Cher impersonator, before becoming famous as the runner up of the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race and as the winner of RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race. Michaels produces and performs with the Dreamgirls Revue, the longest running female impersonation show in California. Performers in the Dreamgirls Revue include RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Delta Work, Detox, Morgan McMichaels, Raja, Shannel, Sonique, and Venus D-Lite.

Helen Stephens & Mabel Robbe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4138316.html

Helen Herring Stephens (February 3, 1918 – January 17, 1994) was an American athlete, a double Olympic champion in 1936. Helen Herring Stephens lived in Florissant, Missouri with her partner of 41 years, Mabel Robbe, until Robbe's death in 1986. At the 1936 Olympics it was suggested that Stephens and her 100 metres rival Stella Walsh, who had both X0 and XY chromosomes, were in fact male. The Olympics committee performed a physical check on Stephens and concluded that she was a woman.

Kaffe Fassett & Brandon Mably: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4138658.html

Kaffe Fassett is an American-born artist who is best known for his colourful designs in the decorative arts—needlepoint, patchwork, knitting, painting and ceramics. "Colour is his very medium, whatever the substance he uses." He lives with Brandon Mably: his partner and studio manager since 1990. He is the great-grandson of the wealthy businessman, lawyer and US Congressman Jacob Sloat Fassett, and it was his great-great grandparents who founded the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

Miriam Van Waters & Geraldine Thompson: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4138997.html

Miriam Van Waters (October 4, 1887 – January 17, 1974) was a noted early American feminist social worker and served as superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at Framingham. Geraldine Thompson met Miriam Van Waters in the mid-1920s; Thompson was the owner of Brookdale, a 800-acre estate in Red Bank, New Jersey. When Geraldine died in 1967, she had lived for ninety-five extraordinarily full years, almost half of them as Miriam van Waters' "Dearest Love" and protector.

T.H. White (May 29, 1906 – January 17, 1964): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4137790.html

T.H. White was an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. According to Sylvia Townsend Warner's 1967 biography, White was "a homosexual and a sado-masochist." He came close to marrying several times but had no enduring romantic relationships, and wrote in his diaries of Zed, a young boy: "I have fallen in love with Zed [...] the whole situation is an impossible one. All I can do is behave like a gentleman."

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