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November 7, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Lorde. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former soccer player RIO FERDINAND, who was born in 1978; Boston Pops conductor KEVIN LOCKHART, who was born in 1959; actor JEREMY LONDON, who was born in 1972; Grammy Award-winning singer LORDE, who was born in 1996; singer and songwriter JONI MITCHELL, who was born in 1943; actor LUCAS NEFF, who was born in 1985; actor BARRY NEWMAN, who was born in 1938; singer JOHNNY RIVERS, who was born in 1942; and political activist and musician NADEZHDA TOLOKONNIKOVA, who was born in 1989.

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MARIE CURIE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1867. She and her husband were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the element radium. She died in France in 1934.

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TODAY IS JOB ACTION DAY. It is a day encouraging workers and job seekers to put their career and job in the forefront. For more information, visit www.jobactionday.com.

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ROOSEVELT WAS ELECTED TO HIS FOURTH TERM ON THIS DAY IN 1944. After defeating Thomas Dewey, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first and only person elected to four terms as president of the U.S. Roosevelt was inaugurated the following January but died in office in 1945, serving only 53 days of his fourth term.

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ALBERT CAMUS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1913. The French writer and philosopher won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. Camus is renowned for his novels, particularly “The Stranger,” which proffered themes — widely reflective of the feelings of the postwar intellectual — of the isolation of man and the estrangement of the individual from himself. With Jean-Paul Sartre, Camus is seen as the leading existential novelist of the era, although he rejected that or any other label. Camus died in an automobile accident in Paris in 1960.

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

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“There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said.” — Joni Mitchell, who was born on this day in 1943

 


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