SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco International Airport is not going to be renamed after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, after all.
Supervisor David Campos says he has abandoned the idea of putting a ballot measure on the city ballot asking voters to approve the name change he proposed in January.
Campos says he made the decision after his proposal generated opposition from other politicians and members of the public who either wanted the airport renamed after someone else or no one at all.
Instead, Campos plans to introduce an ordinance next week establishing a committee that will be charged with recommending which of San Francisco International's four passenger terminals should be named for Milk.
May 22, 1930
Harvey Bernard Milk is born in Woodmere, New York
1951 - 1955
Milk served in the Navy. He was honorably discharged.
Milk moves to the Castro and opens Castro Camera.
November 8, 1977
Milk is elected to the Board of Supervisors for District 5 in his fourth run for elected office. He is the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States.
November 27, 1978
Dan White assassinates Milk and Mayor George Moscone at City Hall. That night, more than 30,000 people march from the Castro to City Hall and hold a candlelight vigil.
May 21, 1979.
Dan White is convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to seven years in prison. Thousands of people throw rocks, break windows, and set police cars on fire around City hall. Later that evening, several officers in riot gear arrive at the Elephant Walk Bar on Castro Street and beat patrons at random. These incidents become known as the White Night Riots.
February 22, 2009.
After being nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, the film Milk wins Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Sean Penn).
May 22, 2010
First Annual Harvey Milk Day
Bob Filner, a Democratic San Diego congressman, proposes the U.S. Navy <a href=" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/26/uss-harvey-milk-navy-ship_n_1456486.html" target="_hplink">name a ship after Harvey Milk. </a>