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MILESTONES: November 1, birthdays for Tim Cook, Jenny McCarthy, Gary Player

November 1, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tim Cook. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Penn Badgley, who was born in 1986; actress Toni Collette, who was born in 1972; Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was born in 1960; publisher Larry Flynt, who was born in 1942; singer Lyle Lovett, who was born in 1957; model, actress and activist Jenny McCarthy, who was born in 1972; former golfer Gary Jim Player, who was born in 1935; actress and Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS Aishwarya Rai, who was born in 1973; actress Rachel Ticotin, who was born in 1958; and former baseball player Fernando Anguamea Valenzuela, who was born in 1960.

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THE HOCKEY MASK WAS INVENTED ON THIS DAY IN 1959. Tired of stopping hockey pucks with his face, Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante, having received another wound, re-emerged from the locker room with seven new stitches and a face mask he had made from fiberglass and resin. Cliff Benedict had tried a leather mask back in the ’20s, but the idea didn’t catch on until Plante wore his. Soon after, goalies throughout the NHL began wearing protective plastic face shields.

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TODAY IS NATIONAL AUTHORS’ DAY. It was adopted by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1929, and in 1949 was given a place on the list of special days, weeks and months prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The resolution states in part: “By celebrating an Authors’ Day as a nation, we would not only show patriotism, loyalty and appreciation of the men and women who have made American literature possible, but would also encourage and inspire others to give of themselves in making a better America.”

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‘HOWL’ WAS PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1956. This is the official publication date of poet Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem “Howl” by City Lights Books in San Francisco. Once challenged (unsuccessfully) as obscene, “Howl” is now considered one of the most important American poems of the 20th century.

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A PRESIDENT FIRST OCCUPIED THE WHITE HOUSE ON THIS DAY IN 1800. Philadelphia had served as the nation’s capital from 1790 to 1800, but on this day President John Adams and his family moved into the newly completed building as Washington, D.C. became the new capital.

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

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“Everything is holy! everybody’s holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an angel!” — An excerpt of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” which was published on this day in 1956.

 

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