3 Things About Today - Oct. 11, 2019

Eleanor Roosevelt with her dog, Fala, in 1947.

  1. On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born. The former First Lady who was married to Franklin D. Roosevelt, was considered one of the most revered public figures of her time. Not only was she a humanitarian, Eleanor also served as a United Nations diplomat, according to Britannica.
  2. “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” On this day in 1975, the NBC Network sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” premiered and has since become a television institution. Many famous people have had their careers launched by serving as cast members of the long-running series, according to Britannica.
  3. One year ago today, the No. 1 movie in the U.S. was “A Star is Born” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The film went to receive multiple Oscar nominations including Best Picture as well as grossing more than $215 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.
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