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MILESTONES: November 20, birthdays for Joe Biden, Future, Dierks Bentley

November 20, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include country singer DIERKS BENTLEY, who was born in 1975; former Vice President of the U.S. JOE BIDEN, who was born in 1942; basketball player CARLOS BOOZER, who was born in 1981; radio personality STEVE DAHL, who was born in 1954; author DON DeLILLO, who was born in 1936; actress BO DEREK, who was born in 1956; rapper FUTURE, who was born in 1983; actress VERONICA HAMEL, who was born in 1943; actress SABRINA LLOYD who was born in 1970; actor RICHARD MASUR, who was born in 1948; Oscar Award-winning actress ESTELLE PARSONS, who was born in 1927; comedian and folksinger DICK SMOTHERS, who was born in 1939; actress MING-NA WEN, who was born in 1963; and actress SEAN YOUNG, who was born in 1959.

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST STATE RATIFICATION TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS. In 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify 10 of the 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution proposed by Congress. These 10 amendments came to be known as the Bill of Rights.

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ROBERT FRANCIS KENNEDY WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1925. The U.S. senator and younger brother of former President John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. An assassin shot him in Los Angeles in 1968 while he was campaigning for the presidential nomination. He died the next day. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of his murder.

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TODAY IS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE. It is a day honoring the memory of those murdered because of anti-transgender prejudice. It was initially observed to call attention to the murder of Rita Hester in 1998.

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THE NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES TRIALS BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1945. The first session of the German war crimes trials started in Berlin, with indictments against 24 former Nazi leaders. Later sessions were held in Nuremberg, starting on this day in 1945. One defendant committed suicide during his trial, and another was excused because of his physical and mental condition. The trials lasted more than 10 months, and delivery of the judgment was completed in 1946. Twelve were sentenced to death by hanging, three to life imprisonment and four to lesser prison terms. Three were acquitted.

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

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“Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.” —  Joe Biden, who was born on this day in 1942

 


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