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MILESTONES: March 14, birthdays for Simone Biles, Stephen Curry, Michael Caine

March 14, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, who was born in 1997; former astronaut Frank Borman, who was born in 1928; Oscar Award-winning actor Michael Caine, who was born in 1933; actor Billy Crystal, who was born in 1948; basketball player Stephen Curry, who was born in 1988; DJ and comedian Rick Dees, who was born in 1950; baseball player Bobby Jenks, who was born in 1981; Grammy Award-winning producer and composer Quincy Jones, who was born in 1933; actress Grace Park, who was born in 1974; actress Tamara Tunie, who was born in 1959; and actress Rita Tushingham, who was born in 1942.

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ALBERT EINSTEIN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1879. The German theoretical physicist is best known for his theory of relativity. He won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect. Einstein died in New Jersey in 1955.

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LUCY HOBBS TAYLOR WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1833. She was the first woman in America to receive a degree in dentistry (Ohio College of Dental Surgery, 1866) and to be admitted membership in a state dental association. In 1867, she married James M. Taylor, who also became a dentist (after she instructed him in the essentials). Taylor was also an active women’s rights advocate. She died in Kansas in 1910.

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HORTON FOOTE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916. The National Medal of Arts-winning American writer wrote more than 60 films and plays. Foote’s screenplays for “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Tender Mercies” both won Academy Awards. His play “The Young Man from Atlanta” also earned him the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 2009 in Connecticut.

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TODAY IS PI DAY. It is a day to celebrate pi — the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since that mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the official day to observe it.

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

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“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — scientist Albert Einstein, who was born on this day in 1879

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