Born this dayM Carey Thomas (1857 – 1935) US Suffragette
William Haines (1900 – 1973) US Actor
Sir Michael Tippett (1905 – 1998) UK Composer
Christopher Durang (1949 – ) US Playwright / Actor
Marlo Broekmans ( 1953 – ) Dutch Photographer
Todd Haynes (1961 – ) US Director
Adam Elliot (1972 – ) Australian Director / Author / Animator
Saints' day:Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzus
Died this dayJess Collins (1923 - 2004) US Artist
John Wojtowicz (1945 – 2006) US Bank Robber
Casey Johnson (1979 - 2010) US Socialite
Sodomy in history,
1806 — Ohio repeals its common-law reception statute. Since it has no sodomy law, sodomy becomes legal and remains so for nearly eighty years.
1992 — The Idaho Court of Appeals reaffirms a 1913 decision that a sentence of life imprisonment for private, consensual sodomy is both permissible and constitutional.
On this gay day
Calendar of Sodomy, January