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MILESTONES: March 23, birthdays for Kyrie Irving, Chaka Khan, Keri Russell

March 23, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include football player and broadcaster Ron Jaworski, who was born in 1951; author Kim Stanley Robinson, who was born in 1952; former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was born in 1952; musician Chaka Khan, who was born in 1953; fashion designer Kenneth Cole, who was born in 1954; actress Amanda Plummer, who was born in 1957; actress Hope Davis, who was born in 1964; basketball player and coach Jason Kidd, who was born in 1973; actress Michelle Monaghan, who was born in 1976; actress Keri Russell, who was born in 1976; football player Brandon Marshall, who was born in 1984; baseball player Dellin Betances, who was born in 1988; author and TV personality Ayesha Curry, who was born in 1989; and basketball player Kyrie Irving, who was born in 1992.

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IT’S ALL GOOD: The Boston Morning Post printed the first known “ok” on this day in 1839. It derived from a jovial misspelling of “all correct”: “oll korrect.” Etymologist Allen Reed doggedly tracked down the word’s origin in the 1960s. “OK” is now used in most languages.

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ROCK ON: Planet Earth had a close call on this day in 1989 when a mountain-sized asteroid passed it within 500,000 miles. Impact would have equaled the strength of 40,000 hydrogen bombs, created a crater the size of the District of Columbia and devastated everything for 100 miles in all directions.

 

Quotable:

 


“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”

— Oscar-winner Joan Crawford, who was born on this day in 1904

 


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