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MILESTONES: September 18, birthdays for James Marsden, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ben Carson

September 18, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY INCLUDE actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who was born in 1971; television host and actress Aisha Tyler, who was born in 1970; Hall of Fame baseball player Ryne Sandberg, who was born in 1959; basketball player Serge Ibaka, who was born in 1989; actor James Marsden, who was born in 1973; actor Robert Blake, who was born in 1938; retired cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was born in 1971; singer and actor Frankie Avalon, who was born in 1940; and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who was born in 1951. 

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SAY ‘CHEESE!’ Today is National Cheeseburger Day. The cheeseburger was invented in Pasadena, California in 1926, when 16-year-old Lionel Sternberger put a slice of American cheese on a hamburger while working at his father’s sandwich shop. Cheeseburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s. The sandwich was originally called the “Cheese Hamburger.” 

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THE VERY FIRST TIMES: The New York Times was first published on this day in 1851, as the New-York Daily Times. The newspaper was founded by Raymond, Jones & Company, and was sold for a penny. In an attempt to delineate its political orientation, the very first edition read: “We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good;and we shall be Radical in everything which may seem to us to require radical treatment and radical reform. We do not believe that everything in Society is exactly right or wrong;what is good we desire to preserve and improve;what is evil, to exterminate, or reform.”

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NATIONAL HIV/AIDS AND AGING AWARENESS DAY observes issues related to HIV care, treatment and prevention for aging populations in the U.S. In 2015, about half of HIV-positive people in the U.S. were aged 50 or older. Older people with HIV must be careful of drug interactions between HIV medicines and other medications, and frequent and early HIV testing is important for people of any age.

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