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MILESTONES: November 25, birthdays for Katie Cassidy, Christina Applegate, Jerry Ferrara

November 25, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress and director Katie Cassidy, who was born in 1986; singer-songwriter and author Amy Grant, who was born in 1960; actor John Larroquette, who was born in 1947; actor Eddie Steeples, who was born in 1973; author Charlaine Harris, who was born in 1951; actress and dancer Christina Applegate, who was born in 1971; actress and musician Jill Hennessy, who was born in 1968; comedian, lawyer and journalist Ben Stein, who was born in 1944; actor Joel Kinnaman, who was born in 1979; actor Jerry Ferrara, who was born in 1979; former baseball player and manager Bucky Dent, who was born in 1951; and former football player and sportscaster Cris Carter, who was born in 1965.

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YANKEES STAR PLAYER AND CELEBRITY Joe DiMaggio was born on this day in 1914. DiMaggio is known as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and once achieved a 56-game hitting streak, which remains an MLB record to this day. He played his entire major league career with the New York Yankees. DiMaggio was also known for his brief marriage to actress Marilyn Monroe. He died in Hollywood, Florida on Mar. 8, 1999.

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HATCHET WIELDER Carrie Nation born on this day in 1846. Nation was a radical leader of the temperance movement during the early 1900s. After saying she had received a message from God, she began visiting bars and destroying them with rocks. After a handful of arrests, her husband joked that she should use a hatchet for maximum damage. “That is the most sensible thing you have said since I married you,” said Nation. She became known for entering bars with a hatchet and causing great destruction. Nation died in Leavenworth, Kansas on June 9, 1911.

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

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“We need a hit, so here I go.” — Joe DiMaggio, who was born on this day in 1914


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