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January 28: Sarah MacLachlan (1968)

It was on this date, January 28, 1968, that Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She started singing at age four. Not only does her voice attract fans, with songs like “Adia,” “Angel,” “Hold On,” and “Sweet Surrender” – yielding three Grammy Awards – but McLachlan has also distinguished herself as an activist. McLachlan founded and held the first annual Lilith Fair (during the summers of 1997 to 1999, revived in the summer of 2010), to spotlight women in music, with proceeds going to charities benefiting abused women. When asked what religion she follows…

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Originally published January 2003 by Ronald Bruce Meyer.

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October 18: Rebecca Watson (1980)

It was on this date, October 18, 1980, that American blogger and podcast host Rebecca Watson was born. Sometimes known as “The Skepchick,” Watson is the founder of the “Skepchick” blog and, from 2006, co-hosts “The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe” podcast. Watson grew up in New Jersey and earned a Bachelor of Science degree […]



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