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MILESTONES: April 24 birthdays for Barbra Streisand, Cedric the Entertainer, Kelly Clarkson

April 24, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Superman” director Richard Donner, who was born in 1930; Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine, who was born in 1934; Oscar-winner Barbra Streisand, who was born in Brooklyn in 1942; music producer Tony Visconti, who was born in Brooklyn in 1944; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival), who was born in 1945; The Hooters founder Rob Hyman, who was born in 1950; “Law and Order” actor Eric Bogosian, who was born in 1953; Night Ranger singer Jack Blades, who was born in 1954; comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, who was born in 1964; Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, who was born in 1972; “Lost” producer Damon Lindelof, who was born in 1973; “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke, who was born in 1974; and “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, who was born in 1982

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READ ALL ABOUT IT: The Library of Congress was created on this day in 1800. Congress approved an act providing “for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress … and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them..”

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AN ASSAULT ON HUMANITY: The Armenian genocide began on this day in 1915. Fearing that the long-oppressed Armenian subjects would side with Russia and the Allies in World War I, authorities in the Central Powers-aligned Ottoman Empire rounded up and imprisoned 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in the capital of Constantinople. Over the next six years, beyond the end of the war, between 500,000 and 1.5 million Armenians and other minorities were killed.

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

 

Quotable:

 

“Nature makes trees put down deep roots before having them bear fruit, and even this is done gradually.”

— St. Vincent de Paul, who was born on this day in 1581


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