On this date 13 years ago, Ellen DeGeneres made TV history.
How? Well, it was on this date that her character, Ellen Morgan, on her sitcom Ellen came out as a lesbian. She was the first gay lead character on television. The episode was entitled “The Puppy Episode,” and was one of the highest rated of the show.
Ellen now has her own very successful daytime talk show which has won the actress/comedian Daytime Emmys. She also currently resides as the fourth judge on American Idol.
You can watch the end of “The Puppy Episode” below, and watch the Ellen talk show every day on NBC.