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MILESTONES: November 29, birthdays for Russell Wilson, Howie Mandel, Don Cheadle

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Lucas Black, who was born in 1982; actor Don Cheadle, who was born in 1964; former president of France Jacques Rene Chirac, who was born in 1932; filmmaker Joel Coen, who was born in 1954; actress Kim Delaney, who was born in 1961; former White House chief of staff and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was born in 1959; actress Anna Faris, who was born in 1976; soccer coach and former player Ryan Giggs, who was born in 1973; Hall of Fame soccer player Kasey Keller, who was born in 1969; actress Diane Ladd, who was born in 1932; comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel, who was born in 1955; Grammy award-winning musician and composer Chuck Mangione, who was born in 1940; musician and bandleader John Mayall, who was born in 1933; actor Andrew McCarthy, who was born in 1962; former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, who was born in 1957; former baseball player Mariano Rivera, who was born in 1969; sportscaster Vin Scully, who was born in 1927; and football player Russell Wilson, who was born in 1988.

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LOUISA MAY ALCOTT WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1832. The American author was born in Philadelphia and died in Boston in 1888. Her most famous novel is “Little Women,” the classic story of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE. Proclaimed by the U.N. General Assembly in 1977, the observance is organized by secretary-general in consultation with Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The day is held on Nov. 29 to mark the anniversary of resolution 181, passed on this day in 1947.

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NELLIE TAYLOE ROSS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1876. She became the first female governor in the U.S. when she was chosen to serve out the last month and two days of her husband’s term as governor of Wyoming after he died in office. She was elected in her own right in the 1924 election but lost the 1927 race. Ross was appointed vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1926 and named director of the U.S. Mint by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. She died in Washington, D.C. in 1977.

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C.S. LEWIS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1898. Lewis, a British writer and theologian, held academic positions in English Literature at Oxford University and Cambridge University. He is best known for his work on “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and died in Oxford in 1963.

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

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“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” — C. S. Lewis, who was born on this day in 1898


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