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October 24, birthdays for Drake, Wayne Rooney, Kyla Ross

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October 24, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Rapper Drake celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 298th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Great Throng Sees 40,000 Paraders in Suffrage Pageant,” which reported on the “‘Votes for Women’ Cause.” “Marching first in bright sunshine — and then, hours later, ’neath the glare of street lights — at least 40,000 women and men held the attention of a lane of humanity along Fifth Avenue, from Washington Square to Fifty-ninth street […] in a final massed appeal to the voters of the State for the right of franchise for women,” the Eagle reported. **** NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Oscar Award-winning actor F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, who was born in 1940; singer DRAKE, who was born in 1986; Oscar Award-winning actor KEVIN KLINE, who was born in 1947; U.S. Sen. JEFF MERKLEY, who was born in 1956; former NAACP President KWEISI MFUME, who was born in 1948; singer MONICA, who was born in 1980; soccer player WAYNE ROONEY, who was born in 1985; Olympic gymnast KYLA ROSS, who was born in 1996; U.S. Sen. MIKE ROUNDS, who was born in 1954; Hall of Fame football player YELBERTON ABRAHAM (Y.M.) TITTLE JR., who was born in 1926; Olympic ice dancer CHARLIE WHITE, who was born in 1987; and musician BILL WYMAN, who was born in 1936. **** BELVA A. BENNETT LOCKWOOD was born on this day in 1830. An educator, lawyer and advocate for women’s rights, Lockwood was born in Royalton, N.Y. In 1879 she was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court — the first woman to do so. While practicing law in Washington, D.C., she secured equal property rights for women. By adding amendments to statehood bills, Lockwood helped to provide voting rights for women in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona. In 1884, she was the first woman formally nominated for the U.S. presidency. She died on May 19, 1917 in Washington, D.C. **** THE UNITED NATIONS WAS FOUNDED on this day in 1945.This official UN holiday commemorates the founding of the organization and the effective date of the UN Charter. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that this day be observed as a public holiday by UN member states. **** NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK begins today. Inaugurated in 2010, Nuclear Science Week celebrates and educates about the nuclear advancements to the service of humankind including energy, medicine and scientific research efforts. **** MELVIN PURVIS WAS BORN on this day in 1903. Born in Timonsville, South Carolina, Purvis was America’s most famous FBI agent in the 1930s and an early protégé of J. Edgar Hoover, the bureau’s influential director. On July 22, 1934, Purvis and his fellow agents cornered John Dillinger outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater. The infamous bank robber was shot and killed, and the media hailed Purvis as “the Man Who Got Dillinger.” This angered the mercurial and jealous Hoover, who forced him from the FBI for good. Purvis died on Feb. 29, 1960 in Florence, South Carolina, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. — Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library. “Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” — Drake, who was born on this day in 1986

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