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March 10, birthdays for Carrie Underwood, Olivia Wilde, Timbaland

March 10, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Music superstar Carrie Underwood celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Brooklyn Today

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 68th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Sharon Stone and Chuck Norris, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1953, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “90-Mi. Turnpike Race in ‘Hot’ Car Snares 4.”

The article focused on a high-speed chase on the New Jersey Turnpike that led to the arrest of four robbers.

“The troopers chased the car, a late model Buick sedan, and finally collared two of the three occupants when the fleeing auto went out of control at the New Brunswick exit and careened into a drug store window,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former FIFA President SEPP BLATTER, who was born in 1936; singer EDIE BRICKELL, who was born in 1966; first female Canadian Prime Minister KIM CAMPBELL, who was born in 1947; third son of Queen Elizabeth II PRINCE EDWARD, who was born in 1964; journalist BOB GREENE, who was born in 1947; singer and actress JASMINE GUY, who was born in 1964; actor JON HAMM, who was born in 1971; Olympic gymnast SHANNON MILLER, who was born in 1977; actor CHUCK NORRIS, who was born in 1940; sportscaster PAM OLIVER, who was born in 1961; Tony Award-winning playwright DAVID RABE, who was born in 1940; singer EMELI SANDE, who was born in 1987; actress SHARON STONE, who was born in 1958; music producer TIMBALAND, who was born in 1971; actress SHANNON TWEED, who was born in 1957; singer CARRIE UNDERWOOD, who was born in 1983; and actress OLIVIA WILDE, who was born in 1984.

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HARRIET TUBMAN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1913. The American abolitionist and Underground Railroad leader was born a slave in Maryland in about 1820 or 1821. She escaped from a Maryland plantation in 1849 and later helped more than 300 slaves reach freedom. Tubman died in New York.

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TODAY IS NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY. It is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on Mar 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. For more information, visit womenshealth.gov/nwghaad.

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“THE ODD COUPLE” PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1965. Neil Simon’s classic play of mismatched roommates premiered at the Plymouth Theatre in New York. Art Carney portrayed neatnik Felix Ungar and Walter Matthau played slob Oscar Madison. The play ran for 964 performances and was nominated for five Tony Awards and received four for direction, actor, scene design and author. It failed to take home the Tony for best play, but inspired a popular movie adaptation and hit TV series.

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U.S. PAPER MONEY WAS ISSUED ON THIS DAY IN 1862. After the Legal Tender Act of 1862 passed in of that year, the first paper money was issued in the U.S. on this date. The denominations were $5 (Hamilton), $10 (Lincoln) and $20 (Liberty).

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LILLIAN D. WALD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1867. The American sociologist was the founder of the Henry Street Settlement in New York City and of the first nonsectarian public health nursing service. She died in Connecticut in 1940.

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THE SAFETY NET SUBCOMMITTEE OF #GETOORGANIZEDBK WILL HOST “Die-In for Healthcare/ACA” tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the steps of Borough Hall. Protestors will demonstrate against the Republican plan to “Repeal and Replace Obamacare” by lying “dead” on the ground, erecting fake tombstones and listening to testimonials of those impacted by the shift in the system. For more information, contact [email protected]

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

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“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.” — playwright and author Clare Boothe Luce, who was born on this day in 1903