In 1873, Levi Strauss receives a U.S. patent for blue jeans with copper rivets. The first hottie sporting the "Clone" look is spotted on Castro Street.
In 1891, the movie industry begins with first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype- the Kinetoscope. Jews & homosexuals enjoy new livelihoods. Joan Crawford, Bette Davis & Cher rejoice.
In 1996, The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Romer v. Evans against a law that would have prevented any city, town or county in the state of Colorado from taking any legislative, executive, or judicial action to protect the rights of gays & lesbians. After some consideration I decide against selling my house in Aspen.
In 1971, one of my all time favorite albums- What's Going On, by Marvin Gaye is released.