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Written by Barry Kowal   
Aug 14, 2020 at 05:32 PM

Hello people,
   We have thirteen (13) birthdays and two trivia facts on this date;a journalist,
three singers,a cyclist,a politician,a computer programmer,a deceased actress,
a basketball player,two models and two actors.
    Let's start with the journalist.


trivia 1)September 18:89 years ago today on Friday,September 18,1931 Japan invaded
northeastern China,known as Manchuria.It is known as the Mukden Incident.

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trivia 2)September 18:76 years ago today on Thursday,September 18,1947 the nefarious
US government agency the CIA was created.

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 1)Born on Tuesday,September 18,1956 in St.Johnsbury,Vermont,USA is a journalist,
Presbyterian minister and visiting Princeton University lecturer.He is a columnist
for the progressive news and commentary website "Truthdig".He is also a host for the television program "On Contact" on RT.He spent nearly two decades as a foreign
correspondent in Central America,West Asia,Africa,the Middle East and the Balkans.He has reported from more than fifty countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor,NPR,Dallas Morning News and The New York Times,where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990-2005).
    In 2001,he contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism.He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.

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 2)Born on Wednesday,September 18,1940 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,U.S.A. is a
singer,actor and former teen idol.He often appeared on American Bandstand and in
1959 he had two #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 with one that spent five (5) weeks on top.

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 3)Born on Monday,September 18,1933 in Camas,Washington,U.S.A. (Died:January 18,2021 in Palm Desert,California,U.S.A.)was a singer who in 1957 had a #1 single on the US Billboard Top 100 Slides Chart(precursor to the US Billboard Hot 100).

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 4)Born on Sunday,September 18,1988 in Freetown Christiania,Denmark is the lead
singer of a group that had a song that peaked at #1 in the UK (OCC),Australia (ARIA),Canada,New Zealand and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2016.

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 5) Born on Saturday,September 18,1971 in Plano,Texas,USA is A Former American
professional road racing cyclist. He had notable success between 1993 and 1996 with the World Championship in 1993,the Clasica de San Sebastian in 1995,Tour DuPont in 1995 and 1996 and a handful of stage victories in Europe,including stage 8 of the 1993 Tour de France and stage 18 of the 1995 Tour de France.
   He had been the subject of doping allegations ever since winning the 1999 Tour de France.In 2012,a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) investigation concluded that he had used performance-enhancing drugs over the course of his career and named him as the ringleader of "the most sophisticated,professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.

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 6)Born on Tuesday,September 18,1951 in Detroit,Michigan,USA is a politician, author and former neurosurgeon who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017-21,under the Trump Administration.

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 7)Born on Tuesday,September 18,1945 in Cinderford,United Kingdom (Died:June 23,2021 in Sant Esteve Sesrovires,Catalonia,Spain)was a British-American computer programmer and businessman.He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994,when he resigned from the company.

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 8) Born on Monday,September 18,1905 in Stockholm,Sweden (Died:April 15,1990 in New York City) was a Swedish-American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s.She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999,the American Film Institute ranked her fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema,after Katharine Hepburn,Bette Davis,Audrey Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman.
    Her first talking film was "Anna Christie" (1930).That same year she starred in "Romance".For her performances in these films she received the first of three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.(Academy rules at the time allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination for their work in more than one film).

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Greta Garbo

 9)Born on Monday,September 18,1989 in Brazzaville,Congo is a Congolese-Spanish
professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball
Association.He was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's former incarnation,the
Seattle SuperSonics with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft.
   Although born in the Republic of the Congo and having played for the Republic of Congo youth team,he officially represents Spain in international competition,as he moved there as a teenager before joining the NBA,making him and Roy Hibbert the only active NBA players to have played for more than one national team.He is a three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection and has twice led the league in blocks.

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10)Born on Friday,September 18,1992 in Berne,New York.USA is a model of German and
Japanese descent,she grew up as a tomboy in the small upstate New York town of
Berne located in Albany county.She initially planned on going to college to study
early childhood education after graduation from high school,but ultimately decided
to pursue a modeling career instead in the wake of posing for pictures for her
hobby photographer mother and amassing an online following from a series of photos
she posted of herself on MySpace.She won Playboy's Miss Social contest in March,
2011.She subsequently went on to become the Playmate of the Month for March, 2015.

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Chelsie Aryn Miller

11)Born on Sunday,September 18,1955 in Milwaukee,Wisconsin,USA is a model and actress.She graduated from Whitnall High School located in Greenfield,Wisconsin in 1972.When she was younger,she worked as a model and actress.She was also a Playboy magazine Playmate of the Month in November 1980.Currently known as Jeana Ellen Keough,she is a real estate salesperson in Aliso Viejo,California and a cast member of thereality show "The Real Housewives Of Orange County".

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Jeana Tomasino

 12) Born on Monday,September 18,1961 in Westwood,New Jersey,USA (Died:June 19,2013 in Rome,Italy) was an actor best known for his role as Tony Soprano,the Italian-American crime boss in HBO's television series,"The Sopranos".He was widely hailed for his performance,winning three Emmy Awards,three Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Golden Globe Award.

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13)Born on Monday,September 18,1933 in Nutley,New Jersey,USA(Died:March 9,2023 in Los Angeles)was an actor.He had starring roles in the film "In Cold Blood" and the U.S. television series "Baretta". He began performing as a child,with a lead role in the final years of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Our Gang short film series from 1939 to 1944. 

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