Holocaust Remembrance Day
Born this dayMarion Dickerman (1890 – 1983) US
Glenway Wescott (1901 – ) US
Emilio Colombo (1920 – ) Italian
Politician / Diplomat
Joop Braakhekke (1941 – ) Dutch
Presenter / Chef
Dorothy Allison (1949 – ) US
Author / Poet / Screenwriter
Michael Callen (1955 – 1993) US
Singer / Songwriter / Composer / Author / Musician / Activist
Sadie Benning (1973 – ) US Director / Musician / Artist
Chet Lam (1976 – ) Hong Kong Singer / Songwriter
Sodomy in history,
1780 — William Smith and Theodosius Reed are pilloried in England for attempted sodomy. They are attacked by a crowd throwing objects, killing Smith. The London Morning Post endorsed the crowd’s actions.
1900 — The Iowa Supreme Court upholds the conviction of a man for threatening another man unless he fellated him.
1925 — The Kansas Supreme Court rules that fellatio is outlawed by the "crime against nature" statute.
1950 — New York becomes the first state in the nation to reduce the penalty for consensual sodomy from a felony to a misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of six months.
1955 — The Mississippi Supreme Court rules that fellatio is a "crime against nature."
1963 — A New York appellate court upholds the sodomy conviction of five prisoners for consensual sexual relations in their cells.
1986 — A Louisiana appellate court rules that masturbation does not violate the state’s sodomy law.