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It Happened Today: January 25

Aaron Fricke (born January 25, 1962): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3433345.html

Aaron Fricke is an American gay rights activist (born January 25, 1962). He is best known for the pivotal case in which he successfully sued his high school for not allowing him to bring his boyfriend, Paul Guilbert, to the senior prom at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The case set a precedent that has been used across the United States to establish a legal right for students to bring same sex partners to school proms and other school social events.

Bill Kraus (June 26, 1947 - January 25, 1986): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3061171.html

Bill Kraus was an American AIDS activist and congressional aide who served as a liaison between the San Francisco gay community and Congress in the 1980s. Kraus was diagnosed with AIDS on October 1, 1984. He traveled to Paris to be treated with a drug that at the moment was believed to help AIDS patients boost their immune system called HPA-23, but it proved useless. He was there when actor Rock Hudson also traveled to Paris for the same reason. Kraus died from AIDS on January 25, 1986.

Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (December 3, 1830 – January 25, 1896): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3432914.html

Sir Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton PRA (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), Baron between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage ended with his death. At his funeral, on 3rd February 1896, his coffin was carried into St Paul's Cathedral, past a guard of honour formed by The Artists Rifles.

W. Somerset Maugham & Gerald Haxton: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3391521.html

In 1914, W. Somerset Maugham met Gerald Haxton, a young American who would be his companion until his death in 1944, and in 1926, Maugham bought Villa Mauresque, at St. Jaen, Cap Ferrat, on the French Ri viera, where he would live, when not traveling, for most of the rest of his life. Haxton died in a private room in the Doctors Hospital, New York. Maugham later placed this dedication in his 1949 compilation, A Writer's Notebook: In Loving Memory of My Friend Frederick Gerald Haxton, 1892 -1944.

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