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George Moscone - Assassinated Mayor of San Francisco in 1978 - interred in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma

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On November 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, are shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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The Hope Speech. Harvey Milk addressing crowd from stage at San Francisco Gay Day Parade. 1978.

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1978-San Francisco Mayor, George Moscone and city councilman, Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in SF, were murdered by a former supervisor, Dan White.

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Daniel James "Dan" White was a San Francisco supervisor who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense," White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. San Francisco Weekly has referred to White as "perhaps the most hated man in San Francisco's history."

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Harvey Milk (1930–78) (41 of 51) Milk was elected to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him the first openly gay elected official in California and the most visible gay politician in the country.

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Iconic Gay-Rights Moments Through the Years

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned but wanted his job back. Milk became an icon in San Francisco and a martyr in the gay community. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

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On November 18, 1978, San Francisco area People`s Temple cult leader Jim Jones convinced 909 members to commit a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Jones was actually an active member of the San Francisco city govt. under mayor George Moscone before taking his congregation out of the U.S.

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Dianne Feinstein - USA - 1992: Feinstein is the first woman elected to the US Senate from California. She became the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' first female president in 1978, the same year Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated. Feinstein succeeded Moscone and became the City's first female Mayor. In 2010, she became the first female Chair of the Senate Committee on Intelligence. #womens #history #powerful #jewish #women in #politics

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After winning enthusiastic support from the cream of San Francisco's Democratic politicians (including Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein and the late George Moscone and Harvey Milk), cult leader Jim Jones convinced, and in some cases forced, a bunch of his People's Temple followers to move to northwestern Guyana to create a benevolent model communist community. Things didn't go well for this little slice of communist heaven, which ended with the 1978 murder and suicide of over 900 People's…

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Robert Arneson (detail) Portrait of George (Moscone), 1981. Ceramic (1930-1992) SFMOMA

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San Francisco -- Rebecca Moscone, 18, is consoled by friends at the Moscone home here, after learning that her father, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, and Supervisor Harvey Milk had been shot and killed at City Hall (1978)

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Top 10 Junk Food-Related Deaths

Top 10 Junk Food-Related Deaths - Twinkies Really Don’t Go Well With Milk … Or Moscone Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-junk-food-related-deaths.php#ixzz2OeYL0RcY

Halfway to the stars: Great moments in cable cars

April 11, 1978: Mayor George Moscone, during a celebration of the California line -- one of several "100th birthday" celebrations for the cable cars.

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Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until around the age of 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960s.

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A San Francisco police car goes up in flames during a riot which broke out following the controversial sentencing of Dan White who was found guilty of manslaughter for the assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk. San Francisco, May. 21, 1979. (AP Photo)