Captain (William) Bligh, whom we are told had a crush on Fletcher Christian, born in 1754.
Novelist D.H. Lawrence, bom in Nottinghamshire, England, 1885.
The Soup Kitchen at the Hirschfeld Centre, Dublin, closes - to be replaced by a franchised coffee bar, 1983.
Writer and lesbian feminist, Kate Millet, bom 1934.
The 1st Magnus Hirschfeld Award for outstanding contribution to Irish gay liberation is presented to Dr. Noel Browne, former Minister for Health, at the NGF AGM in Liberty Hall, Dublin, 1982.
Henry III, King of Poland and France, who was so effeminate that he wore full drag and makeup and frequently hid shrieking in cellars during thunderstorms, bom in Fontainbleau, 1551.
The Daughters of Bilitis, first lesbian organisation in the US, founded in San Francisco, by Phyllis Lyons and Del Martin, 1956.
Emperor Augustus, born in Rome, 63 B.C.
Swiss philanthropist Jean Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross (his memoirs were mutilated and falsified by his family) bom in Geneva, 1828.
Radical feminist Andrea Dworkin bom in New Jersey, USA, 1946. Also the birthday of poet/critic T.S. Eliot (1888).
William II Rufus, one of William the Conqueror's two gay sons, bom 1056; and the painter Caravaggio, bom in the town from which he took his name, 1573.
The first lesbian organisation in Ireland -Liberation for Irish Lesbians - founded at the Resources Centre, Rathgar Road, Dublin, 1978.
Truman Capote, who once confided "I was a beautiful little boy... everyone had me - men, women, dogs and fire hydrants. I did it with everybody", born 1924.
Gore Vidal, author, born in New York, 1925.
James Whale, director of Frankenstein and some of Hollywood's best horror films of the 1930's and who made no secret of his love affair with producer David Lewis - for which he never worked in Hollywood again - is commemorated today.