MILESTONES: January 10, birthdays for Hrithik Roshana, Keyshia Ka’oir, Rod Stewart

January 10, 2019 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Keyshia Ka'oir. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer Pat Benatar, who was born in Brooklyn in 1953; U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, who was born in 1950; former boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman, who was born in 1949; actor Evan Handler, who was born in 1961; model Keyshia Ka’oir, who was born in 1985; Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who was born in 1974; singer Rod Stewart, who was born in 1945; and Olympic decathlete Bill Toomey, who was born in 1939.

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THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT WAS INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS ON THIS DAY IN 1878. Sen. A.A. Sargent of California, a close friend of Susan B. Anthony, introduced into the U.S. Senate a women’s suffrage amendment known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. It wasn’t until Aug. 26, 1920, 42 years later, that the amendment was signed into law.

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“COMMON SENSE” WAS PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1776. More than any other publication, “Common Sense” influenced the authors of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Paine’s 50-page pamphlet sold 150,000 copies within a few months of its first printing.

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THE FIRST UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY WAS HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1946. On the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the unsuccessful League of Nations, delegates from 51 nations met in London for the first meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.

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PHILIP LEVINE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928. Poet Levine is renowned for his focus on working-class life. Starting at age 14, Levine worked in Detroit’s auto factories. The poet later said, “The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best work.” The recipient of many accolades, including the National Book Award for poetry (1980), the Pulitzer Prize (1994) and the American Academy of Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award (2013), Levine was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2011. He died in California in 2015.

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PAUL HENREID WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908. The actor once estimated that he had played in or directed more than 300 films. Though he was a staunch anti-Nazi, his early film parts included a number of German roles, including those in “Goodbye,” “Mr. Chips” and “Night Train to Munich.” He eventually moved away from the German stereotype in such films as “Of Human Bondage” and “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and as Victor Laslo in “Casablanca.” His film career cut short by the anti-Communist blacklist in Hollywood during the 1940s, Henreid found a second calling as a director, with more than 80 episodes of TV’s “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” to his credit. He died in 1992 in California.

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

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“Long live freedom and damn the ideologies.” — poet Robinson Jeffers, who was born on this day in 1887

 

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