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1970

Thursday 21st May: On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Harvey Milk picks up Scott Smith in a subway station. (New York City, New York)

Friday 22nd May: Harvey Milk and Scott Smith celebrate Harvey's fortieth birthday. (New York City, New York)

1977

Tuesday 21st June: Robert Hillsborough dies from 15 stab wounds. The last words he hears are "Faggot! Faggot! Faggot!" (The Castro, San Francisco, California)

November: Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay man to be elected to a Californian public office. (San Francisco, California)

1978

Monday 9th January: Harvey Milk and others are inaugurated to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (San Francisco, California)

Monday 22nd May: A drunk Dan White confronts Harvey Milk at his 48th birthday party. Milk tells White that the Briggs Initiative, known as Prop 6, is not about people's jobs, but people's lives. (San Francisco, California)

Sunday 25th June: San Francisco gay rights parade. Despite assassination threats, Harvey Milk speaks to the crowd and urges those in the closet to come out. (San Francisco, California)

Tuesday 7th November: The Briggs Initiative, also known as Proposition 6, is defeated. (California)

Friday 10th November: Dan White resigns his position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (San Francisco, California)

Tuesday 14th November: Dan White reverses his resignation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (San Francisco, California)

Saturday 18th November: Harvey Milk begins recording his will. (San Francisco, California)

Monday 27th November: Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White. (San Francisco, California)

1984

Friday 6th January: Dan White is released from prison on parole. (Soledad, California)

1985

Monday 21st October: Dan White commits suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. (San Francisco, California)

1987

Cleve Jones creates the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. (San Francisco, California)

1995

Saturday 4th February: Scott Smith dies from AIDS-related pneumonia. (San Francisco, California)


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