Here are the answers to the quiz I gave you four days ago.
1981 - Justin Fashanu becomes the first black
footballer to be a million pound transfer in UK soccer.
2009 - The first season of “RuPaul’s Drag
Race” airs on US television.
2014 - Uganda celebrates the 50th
anniversary of the canonisation of 22 boys and men murdered by the paedophile
King of Buganda because they refused to have sex with him.
1982 - Paul
Winfield, on of those actors whose face you recognised but can never remember
the name, co-stars in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”.
2013 - Legendary singer-songwriter Frank
Ocean comes out as bisexual.
1970 - Chris Dickerson is the first black
American bodybuilder to win the Mr America title.
1978 - Sylvester tops the dance charts with
“You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”.
1877 - Edmonia Lewis is commissioned by
former US President Ulysses S. Grant to sculpt his bust.
2006 - The UK holds its first Black Pride
2008 - US Army Major Alan Rogers becomes the
first known lgbt victim of the conflict in Iraq.
1792 - Benjamin
Banneker – farmer, astronomer and surveyor – produces the first astronomical
almanac to be published by a black American.
1988 - Sir Ian McKellen comes out on a BBC
radio discussion programme.
1312 - King Edward II’s lover, Piers
Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, is murdered.
117 - Hadrian becomes Emperor of Rome.
1997 - Ellen DeGeneres comes out on “The
Oprah Winfrey Show”.
1998 - Dana International becomes the first
transgender winner of the Eurovision Song Contest.
2011 - The US military policy of “Don’t Ask,
Don’t Tell is repealed.
1951 - Gilbert Baker, designer of the first Rainbow
Pride flag in 1978, is born.
1973 - Sir
Elton John writes the song “Candle in the Wind” which he later performs at the
funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.
1984 - US
equestrian Robert Dover competes in the first of his record-breaking 6
appearances by an lgbt athlete at the Olympic Games.