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MILESTONES: October 9, birthdays for Bella Hadid, Brandon Routh, Steve McQueen

October 9, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actor Michael Paré, who was born in Brooklyn in 1959; model Bella Hadid, who was born in 1996; director and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro, who was born in 1964; screenwriter and director Steve McQueen, who was born in 1969; actor Tony Shalhoub, who was born in 1953; former golfer Annika Sörenstam, who was born in 1970; actor, singer and director Scott Bakula, who was born in 1954; singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, who was born in 1948; actor Zachery Ty Bryan, who was born in 1981; former British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was born in 1966; filmmaker, author and country singer Scotty McCreery, who was born in 1993; cartoonist Russell Myers, who was born in 1938; former baseball player Joe Pepitone, who was born in 1940; and actor Brandon Routh, who was born in 1979.

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SUPERHEROES OF THE FRONT LINE: It’s Emergency Nurses Day, which honors trauma nurses, code nurses, triage nurses, disaster response nurses, flight nurses, military nurses, geriatric nurses, critical-care transport nurses and many other first responders. This day was established by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), which has over 40,000 members, publishes a peer-reviewed journal, and gives trainings and certifications to emergency nurses. The New York State ENA was the organization’s first offshoot and represents over 2,000 nurses throughout the state. 

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VIOLENCE, SCIENCE, SILENCE: On this day in 2009, NASA crashed its 2.2-ton LCROSS spacecraft into the moon’s south pole to see if the moon’s craters contain water ice. The impact kicked up a mile-high cloud of debris that was then searched for water particles, confirming that water does exist on the moon. 

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A BEARY SPECIAL DAY: Today is National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. Teddy bears can reduce anxiety and loneliness in children. Why shouldn’t they do the same for adults? Show up to work with your fuzzy friend in tow and see if you can’t get a few smiles. 

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“In the end, perfection is just a concept an impossibility we use to torture ourselves and that contradicts nature.” —Guillermo del Toro, who was born on this day in 1964

 

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