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MILESTONES: September 17 birthdays for Patrick Mahomes, John Franco, Bobby Lee

September 17, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Gemini astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, who was born in 1930; Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, who was born in 1937; former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who was born in 1939; Basketball Hall of Famer Phil Jackson, who was born in 1945; TV horror hostess Cassandra Peterson, who was born in 1951; comedian Rita Rudner, who was born in 1953; former N.Y. Mets closer John Franco, who was born in Brooklyn in 1960; “Friday Night Lights” star Kyle Chandler, who was born in 1965; rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh, who was born in 1966; “MADtv” star Bobby Lee, who was born in 1971; former N.Y. Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace, who was born in 1974; rapper and singer Flo Rida, who was born in 1979; NHL star Alexander Ovechkin, who was born in 1985; and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was born in 1995.

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LAW OF THE LAND: Today is Constitution Day. On Sept. 17, 1787, delegations from 12 states met at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and voted unanimously to approve the proposed document. Thirty-nine of the 42 delegates present signed it, and the convention adjourned after drafting a letter of transmittal to the Congress. The proposed constitution stipulated that it would take effect when ratified by nine states.

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IT’S WITCHCRAFT: “Bewitched” premiered on this day in 1964. The sitcom starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stephens. Although she promises not to use witchcraft in her daily life, she finds herself twitching her nose in many situations. Co-stars included Dick York and Agnes Moorhead. The last episode aired in 1972.

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

 

Quotable:

“Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage — they’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.”

— comedian Rita Rudner, who was born on this day in 1953


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