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October 22, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, who was born in 1973; actress and producer Catherine Deneuve, who was born in 1943; comedian Carlos Mencia, who was born in 1967; actor, comedian and director Bob Odenkirk, who was born in 1962; actor Christopher Lloyd, who was born in 1938; actor Jeff Goldblum, who was born in 1952; actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was born in 1975; actress and director Valeria Golino, who was born in 1965; actor Tony Roberts, who was born in 1939, soccer manager Arsène Wenger, who was born in 1949; cinematographer, producer and director Jan de Bont, who was born in 1943; Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano, who was born in 1963; and actor Derek Jacobi, who was born in 1938. 

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DARING PHOTO-ADVENTURER Robert Capa was born on this day in 1913. Capa was one of the most famous American war photojournalists of the 20th century. He took photographs of the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the First Indochina War. Capa was the only civilian photographer to document firsthand the battle at Omaha Beach on D-Day. He died on May 25, 1954 in Thái Bình Province, Vietnam. 

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GREAT BRITISH-ZIMBABWEAN AUTHOR Doris Lessing was born on this day in 1919.  Lessing was known for her novels that explored themes of racism and sexism in colonial Africa. She was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature and was rated by The London Times as the fifth-greatest British writer since 1945. Her works include the “Children of Violence” series, “The Golden Notebook” and “The Good Terrorist.” Lessing died on Nov. 17, 2013 in London, England. 

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SONIC PATHFINDER AND KIND-HEARTED PIANO TEACHER Franz Liszt was born on this day in 1811. Liszt was a Hungarian composer who was known throughout Europe as a piano virtuoso and innovative composer. He developed the symphonic poem, which seeks to translate a non-musical piece of art into a single continuous movement. As a piano teacher, he never charged for his lessons and prioritized his students’ artistic individuality. Liszt died in July 31, 1886 in Bayreuth, Germany. 

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

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“Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.” — Doris Lessing, who was born on this day in 1919


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