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MILESTONES: October 11, birthdays for Cardi B, Matt Bomer, Emily Deschanel

October 11, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor MATT BOMER, who was born in 1977; rapper CARDI B, who was born in 1992; actress JOAN CUSACK, who was born in 1962; actress EMILY DESCHANEL, who was born in 1976; actor SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, who was born in 1965; physician and cofounder of the International Bone Marrow Registry ROBERT GALE, who was born in Brooklyn Heights in 1945; Hall and Oates singer and musician DARYL HALL, who was born in 1948; former baseball player ORLANDO “EL DUQUE” HERNANDEZ, who was born in 1965; Tony Award-winning actress JANE KRAKOWSKI, who was born in 1968; Tony Award-winning actor RON LEIBMAN, who was born in 1937; actor DAVID MORSE, who was born in 1953; actor STEPHEN MOYER, who was born in 1969; actor LUKE PERRY, who was born in 1966; and Hall of Fame football player STEVE YOUNG, who was born in 1961.

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“SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1975. Originally titled “NBC’s Saturday Night,” the live show features skits, commercial parodies and news satires, with a different guest host and musical guest performing weekly. Its first guest host was comedian George Carlin. Notable cast members have included Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armise, Andy Samber, Kenan Thompson, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis, among others.

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1884. As the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, she led an active and independent life, and in 1933 became the first wife of a president to give her own news conference in the White House. Widely known throughout the world, she was affectionately called “the first lady of the world.” She served as U.S. delegate to the United Nations General Assembly for a number of years before her death in New York in 1962.

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PARSON WEEMS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1759. The episcopal clergyman and traveling bookseller is remembered for the fictitious stories he presented as historical fact. His best-known “fable” is the story describing George Washington cutting down his father’s cherry tree with a hatchet. Weems’s fictionalized histories, however, delighted many readers who accepted them as true. They became immensely popular and were bestsellers for many years. Weems died in 1825 in South Carolina.

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DOTTIE WEST WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1932. The American singer was born in McMinnville, Tennessee. In 1964, she won the first Grammy ever by a country vocalist for “Here Comes My Baby.” Dottie died in 1991 in Nashville.

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

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

 


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