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AN ASTROLOGIST IS BORN

On November 9, 1934: Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn. An accomplished astrologist, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and most famously, an author, Carl Sagan has become a nationally prominent academic over the years. Spending most of his career as a professor at Cornell University, Sagan is known for his popular science books.

ROXANNE SHANTE

On November 9, 1969: American hip hop pioneer Roxanne Shanté, who gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and her association with the Juice Crew, was born in Queens. Shanté was noted for her impressive freestyle skills as an MC.

GREY TIED THE KNOT

On November 9, 2007: Grey’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo married music producer Chris Ivery. Mayor Bloomberg was the legal witness to the ceremony. Pompeo is best known for her role as Merideth Grey on the ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. 

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