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MILESTONES: December 10, birthdays for Bobby Flay, Teyana Taylor, Raven-Symone

December 10, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bobby Flay Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Invision/AP

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was born in 1956; U.S. Sen. John Boozman, who was born in 1950; actor Kenneth Branagh, who was born in 1960; model and actress Susan Dey, who was born in 1952; chef and TV personality Bobby Flay, who was born in 1964; singer Gloria Loring, who was born in 1946; and U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who was born in 1949.

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RALPH BUNCHE WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ON THIS DAY IN 1950. Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche became the first black man awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Bunche was awarded the prize for his efforts in mediation between Israel and neighboring Arab states in 1949.

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OTIS REDDING DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1967. Soul singer Otis Redding and four members of his band The Bar-Kays died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” his biggest hit, had been released three days earlier.

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TODAY IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY. The date is the anniversary of adoption of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” in 1948. The declaration sets forth basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all men and women in the world are entitled.

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HERMES PAN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1909. The American choreographer born Hermes Panagiotopolous is best known for choreographing nine of the 10 films starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; he won the Academy Award in choreography for “A Damsel in Distress.” Pan died in Beverly Hills in 1990.

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

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“Forever is composed of nows.” — Emily Dickinson, who was born on this day in 1830

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