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November 26, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress GARCELLE BEAUVAIS, who was born in 1966; U.S. Sen. SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, who was born in 1953; Olympic snowboarder SHANNON DUNN, who was born in 1972; racecar driver DALE JARRETT, who was born in 1956; impressionist RICH LITTLE, who was born in 1938; Delaware Governor JACK MARKELL, who was born in 1960; singer TINA TURNER, who was born in 1939; and artist KARA WALKER, who was born in 1969.

Rita Ora attends the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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LEFTY GOMEZ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908. Vernon Louis “Lefty” Gomez, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, was born in Rodeo, California. Gomez was a star pitcher with the New York Yankees from 1930 to 1942. He won six World Series games without a defeat and was the winning pitcher in the first All-Star game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972 and died in 1989 in California.

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‘CASABLANCA’ PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1942.  Because of the landing of the Allies in North Africa on Nov. 8, the premiere and release of the film were moved up from June 1943 to Nov. 26, 1942, when it premiered at New York City on Thanksgiving Day. The general nationwide release followed on Jan. 23, 1943, during the Roosevelt-Churchill conferences in Casablanca, Morocco.

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MARY WALKER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1832. The American physician and women’s rights leader was born in Oswego, N.Y. She was the first female surgeon in the U.S. Army (Civil War) and spent four months in Confederate prison. Then she became the first and only woman ever to receive Medal of Honor (Nov. 11, 1865). Two years before her death, a government review board asked that her award be revoked. She continued to wear it, in spite of official revocation, until her death in February 1919 in Oswego. On June 11, 1977, the secretary of the army posthumously restored the Medal of Honor to Dr. Walker.

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SOJOURNER TRUTH DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1883. A former slave who had been sold four times, Sojourner Truth became an evangelist who argued for abolition and women’s rights. After a troubled early life, she began her evangelical career in 1843, traveling through New England until she discovered the utopian colony called the Northampton Association of Education and Industry. It was there she was exposed to, and became an advocate for, the cause of abolition, working with Frederick Douglass, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison and others. In 1850 she befriended Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other feminist leaders and actively began supporting calls for women’s rights. In 1870 she attempted to petition Congress to create a “Negro State” on public lands in the West.

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

 

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Truth is powerful and it prevails” — Sojourner Truth, who died on this day in 1883.


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