1968: Metropolitan Community Church is founded in Los Angeles by Rev. Troy Perry in the living room of his home.
1989: Bette Davis dies at the age of eighty-one.
1989: Just two years after its first public showing, the AIDS Quilt returns to Washington, DC. with 10,848 panels (at its premiere it had only 1,920 panels)
1998: Matthew Shepard is beaten and pistol-whipped and tied to a fence and left to die in a gay bashing incident near Laramie, Wyoming.