... 1941, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler issued a decree by which members of the security forces who engaged in homosexual conduct were subject to execution or imprisonment. The decree was extended to all males within months, part of a program of persecution, by death and consignment to concentration camps, during the Nazi regime.
... 1999, France enacted the law creating the Pacte civil de solidarité, or PACS, which permits civil unions between couples, of opposite sex and same sex alike.
... 1951, U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Cal.) was born in Newark, New Jersey.