Dan Soda (Windy City Operaman) is a Chicago native whose first visit to opera was at age 17 and Massenet’s Werther with Troyanos and Kraus. Nothing was ever the same. Opera and concert performances, recordings and video are an obsession. He prepares Parterre Box’s daily birthday and anniversary tributes. He also enjoys concerts, live theater and movies.
Born on this day in 1862 playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.
On this day 1920 in the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was declared in effect.
Born on this day in 1945 gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen and transgender pioneer Marsha P. Johnson.
Born on this day in 1918 (not that she’d admit it) author and actress Jacqueline Susann.
It is speculated that on this day in 1607 William Shakespeare’s Macbeth was first performed.