DAILY: February 12, 2020

Some events and birthdays on this date in history.

 

THE NAACP WAS FOUNDED ON THIS DATE IN 1909 BY, AMONG OTHERS, W.E.B DuBOIS and IDA B. WELLS.

 

GEORGE GERSHWIN’S RHAPSODY IN BLUE RECEIVED ITS PREMIERE IN A CONCERT TITLED “AN EXPERIMENT IN MODERN MUSIC,” IN AEOLIAN HALL, NEW YORK, BY PAUL WHITEMAN AND HIS BAND – WITH GERSHWIN PLAYING THE PIANO.   1924

 

DIOR INTRODUCED HIS “NEW LOOK” IN 1947

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1923.  HERE IS THE SCENE IN HIS FILM VERSION OF ROMEO AND JULIET THAT MADE ME REALIZE AT THE AGE OF 12 THAT I WAS – THAT I AM – GAY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1y6DiF14s0

 

ARTIST JOAN MITCHELL WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1925.

  • Kevin Sessums is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs, Mississippi Sissy and I Left It on the Mountain.

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