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August 22, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who was born in 1967; Hall of Fame baseball player Carl Michael Yastrzemski, who was born in 1939; musician Tori Amos, who was born in 1963; actress Cindy Williams, who was born in 1947; actor Richard Armitage, who was born in 1971; actress Kristen Wiig, who was born in 1973; actor Ty Burrell, who was born in 1967; author Annie Proulx, who was born in 1935; former astronaut Gerald Paul Carr, who was born in 1932; former football coach Duane Charles Parcells, who was born in 1941; actor and talk show host James Corden, who was born in 1978; Hall of Fame baseball player Paul Molitor, who was born in 1956; chef Giada De Laurentiis, who was born in 1970; TV journalist Steve Kroft, who was born in 1945; U.S. Senator Cory Gardner, who was born in 1974; and actress Valerie Harper, who was born in 1939. 

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DOROTHY PARKER was born on this day in 1893. The poet, critic and author known for her wit wrote for Vanity Fair, and was an original contributor to The New Yorker. She was a member of the elite New York City writers group the Algonquin Round Table. Parker was arrested at a Sacco Vanzetti rally in 1927 and her left-wing politics earned her a spot on the Hollywood blacklist in 1950, just as she was gaining momentum as a screenwriter. She died in 1967.  

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THE BATTLE OF STALINGRAD began on this day in 1942, when the Nazis began an offensive maneuver to capture the Russian city. Stalingrad’s population shrank from 500,000 to 1,515 during the protracted fighting. An estimated 1,480,000 were killed on all sides in the struggle, which ended when the last German soldiers surrendered to Russian forces on Feb. 2, 1943. 

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RAY BRADBURY was born on this day in 1920. The American sci-fi writer is remembered for his novels “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Bradbury received a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his distinguished career. He died in 2012. 

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“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” 

—Dorothy Parker, who was born on this day in 1893. 

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