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MILESTONES: September 17, birthdays for Nate Berkus, Rasheed Wallace, Alexander Ovechkin

September 17, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former basketball player Rasheed Wallace, who was born in 1974; former Supreme Court Associate Justice David Souter, who was born in 1939; Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, who was born in 1950; basketball executive, former coach and former player Philip Jackson, who was born in 1945; writer, producer and director Baz Luhrmann, who was born in 1962; actress Cassandra Peterson, who was born in 1951; comedian Rita Rudner, who was born in 1953; hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, who was born in 1985; mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell, who was born in 1969; actor Kyle Chandler, who was born in 1965; interior designer and television personality Nate Berkus, who was born in 1971; tennis player Tomáš Berdych, who was born in 1985; Gov. of Missouri Mike Parson, who was born in 1955; and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, who was born in 1933. 

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BALLPARK TRAILBLAZER: Rube Foster was an American baseball player, manager and executive who was born on this day in 1879. Foster was not only one of the greatest pitchers of the early 20th century but is also widely known as “the father of black baseball” for his work during the pre-integration era as a founder of the Negro National League, and as owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants.

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IT’S ESSENTIAL! Today, the third Tuesday in September, is National IT Professionals Day. This day honors IT professionals’ important work in computing technology; IT professionals navigate a rapidly changing discipline and must constantly acquire new knowledge and skills. The title encompasses a wide range of specialties, including programming, computer engineering, network administration, web development and technical support. 

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GETTING ‘US’: Today is both National Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. This day observes the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and is meant to recognize all individuals who have become U.S. citizens, either through coming of age or naturalization.

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“Do not worry. Try to appear jolly and unconcerned. I have smiled often with the bases full with two strikes and three balls on the batter. This seems to unnerve.” — Rube Foster, who was born on this day in 1879

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