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MILESTONES: September 28, birthdays for St. Vincent, Jeezy, Hilary Duff

September 28, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
St. Vincent. Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress and animal rights activist BRIGITTE BARDOR, who was born in 1934; actress and singer HILARY DUFF, who was born in 1987; actress JANEANE GAROFALO, who was born in 1964; actor FRANKIE JONAS, who was born in 2000; actor JEFFERY JONES, who was born in 1946; Hall of Fame football player STEVE M. LARGENT, who was born in 1954; Commissioner of Major League Baseball ROBERT MANFRED, who was born in 1958; basketball player EMEKA OKAFOR, who was born in 1982; golfer SE RI PAK, who was born in 1977; singer and musician ST. VINCENT, who was born in 1982; and comedian, TV personality and actress SUZANNE WHANG, who was born in 1962.

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ED SULLIVAN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1901. Known as the “King of TV Variety,” Sullivan was born in New York City and started his media career in 1932 as a sportswriter for the Daily News. His popular variety show, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” ran from 1948 until 1971. It included such acts as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He died in New York City in 1974.

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FRANCES WILLARD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1839. One of the best-known, most influential women of the late 19th century for her temperance and suffrage work, Willard was also influential in American education. She was one of the first female administrators of a major coeducational university when she was made dean of women for Northwestern University’s Women’s College. She left education to work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, of which she was president from 1879-1898. She died in New York City in 1898, and more than 20,000 people paid their last respects at her services.  

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THE FIRST NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME WAS PLAYED ON THIS DAY IN 1892. The first night football game in America was played between Mansfield State Normal School (now Mansfield University) and Wyoming Seminary at Mansfield, PA.

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MARCELLO MASTROIANNI WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924. One of the great international stars of cinema, Mastroianni worked with the master directors of the mid-20th century, among them Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. Two of his most famous roles were the world-weary journalist of “La Dolce Vita” and the in-crisis movie director of “81/2” — both films directed by Fellini. He was nominated for Oscars three times and twice won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Mastroianni died in Paris in 1996.

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THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (BHS) will host “Book Talk: ‘Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971’” tonight at 6:30 p.m. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History, Heather Ann Thompson will share the complicated and gripping tale of the five-day prison uprising, as well as the muddied investigations, lawsuits and untold stories that followed. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.

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

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“The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.” — Frances E. Willard, who was born on this day in 1839

 


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