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MILESTONES: November 14, birthdays for Condoleezza Rice, Josh Duhamel, Joseph Simmons

November 14, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include rapper and musician Joseph Simmons, who was born in 1964; former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who was born in 1954; Prince of Wales Charles George, who was born in 1948; actress Laura San Giacomo, who was born in 1962; television personality Chip Gaines, who was born in 1974; actor Josh Duhamel, who was born in 1972; composer Yanni, who was born in 1954; and actor D. B. Sweeney, who was born in 1961.

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“SHREK” AND BROOKLYN: William Steig was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1907. A New Yorker cartoonist and children’s book author and illustrator, Steig was known as the “King of Cartoons.” Over the course of his career, Steig created over 2,600 drawings for The New Yorker and wrote more than 30 children’s books, including “Abel’s Island” (1976), “Doctor De Soto” (1982) and “Shrek!” (1990), which inspired the DreamWorks film series. Steig died in Boston, Massachusetts on Oct. 3, 2003. 

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FLAPPER ICON Louise Brooks was born on this day in 1906. Brooks was an American actress who helped popularize the flapper style of the 1920s and 1930s. She is best known for “Pandora’s Box” (1929), “Diary of a Lost Girl” (1929) and “Miss Europe” (1930). Brooks died in Rochester, New York, on Aug. 8, 1985.

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GREAT REPORTER Harrison Salisbury was born on this day in 1908. Salisbury was a journalist who most notably wrote for the New York Times. He served as the newspaper’s Moscow correspondent from 1949-1954, challenging Soviet censorship, and covered the U.S. civil rights movement throughout the 1960s. Salisbury was vocal about his opposition to the Vietnam war, reporting from North Vietnam for the New York Times in 1966. Salisbury died in Providence, Rhode Island on July 5, 1993.

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

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“If I ever bore you, it’ll be with a knife.” — Louise Brooks, who was born on this day in 1906


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