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MILESTONES: September 19, birthdays for Twiggy, Jimmy Fallon, Joe Morgan

September 19, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include author N.K. Jemisin, who was born in 1972; sportscaster and Hall of Fame baseball player Joe Morgan, who was born in 1943; television journalist and executive producer Soledad O’Brien, who was born in 1966; actor and dancer Columbus Short, who was born in 1982; model, actress and singer Twiggy, who was born in 1949; talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who was born in 1974; singer Trisha Yearwood, who was born in 1964; broadcast journalist Joan Lunden, who was born in 1950; and actress, reality show host, director and author Alison Sweeney, who was born in 1976.

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BIG SCARE FOR TOURISTS: Ötzi, who is also known as the Iceman, is Europe’s oldest known natural human mummy. Two German tourists accidentally discovered Ötzi, well-preserved and frozen in ice, on this day in 1991 in the Örtzal Alps. Ötzi’s remains are on display in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy. He lived and died in the fourth century B.C.

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INCISIVE WORDSMITH: Mike Royko was born on this day in 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a syndicated columnist for more than 600 U.S. papers and winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Royko worked for the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune, wrote over 7,500 daily columns over the course of his career, and died in Chicago on April 29, 1997. 

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JUST LIKE REAL LIFE (AND DEATH): Medical drama TV series “ER” premiered on this day in 1994. The show depicts events in the emergency room of the fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, as well as telling stories of its physicians and staff. Writer Michael Crichton based the screenplay on his own experiences working in an emergency room. The show’s final episode aired on April 2, 2009.

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“I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple hours seeing the bad guys lose.” — Mike Royko, who was born on this day in 1932

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