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MILESTONES: October 13 birthdays for Doc Rivers, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sammy Hagar

October 13, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include disc jockey Bruce Morrow, who was born in 1935; “A Christmas Story” star Melinda Dillon, who was born in 1939; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon, who was born in 1941; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), who was born in 1947; “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter, who was born in 1956; singer and actress Marie Osmond, who was born in 1959; Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna, who was born in 1960; Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, who was born in 1961; “In Living Color” star T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, who was born in 1962; Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who was born in 1962; “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen, who was born in 1971; and singer and actress Ashanti, who was born in 1980.


BUILT TO LAST: The White House cornerstone was laid on this day in 1792. The presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., was designed by James Hoban. The first presidential family to occupy the building was that of John Adams in November 1800. The house was burned by British troops in 1814 but was reconstructed, refurbished and reoccupied by 1817.

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GO NAVY: The Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of ships and the establishment of a Navy on this day in 1775. Since 1972, a nationwide celebration has been held “to enhance a greater appreciation of Navy heritage and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”


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




“If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.”

— former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was born on this day in 1925

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