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June 11, birthdays for Peter Dinklage, Hugh Laurie, Joe Montana

June 11, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Brooklyn Today

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 162nd day of the year.


ON THIS DAY IN 1919, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Head Nurse Quits Hospital After Her Hair Is Snipped Off.”

The article focused on the head nurse at the Brownsville and East New York Hospital, Josephine Riley, who quit her job after her hair was cut off while she was sleeping in her dormitory.

“‘Even though I am gone from here, the search for the culprit will not cease. I will find out who cut off one of my braids while I was asleep and then — well, you will see what I will do,’” Riley said, as reported by the Eagle.


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Maude” actress ADRIENNE BARBEAU, who was born in 1945; “All My Children” actor PETER BERGMAN, who was born in 1953; “Game of Thrones” actor PETER DINKLAGE, who was born in 1969; “Dawson’s Creek” actor JOSHUA JACKSON, who was born in 1978; “House” actor HUGH LAURIE, who was born in 1959; Hall of Fame football player JOSEPH C. (JOE) MONTANA, JR. , who was born in 1956; former auto racer JACKIE STEWART, who was born in 1939; and “The Producers” actor GENE WILDER, who was born in 1939 (some sources say 1933 or 1935).


VINCE LOMBARDI was born in New York City in 1913. He won five NFL titles and two Super Bowls within nine years as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Lombardi was generally regarded as the greatest coach and the finest motivator in professional football history. He died in September 1970 and was posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.


JACQUES COUSTEAU was born on this day in 1910. He was a French undersea explorer, writer and filmmaker. He is most famous for his invention of the Aqua-Lung, which allowed him and his colleagues to produce more than 80 documentary films about undersea life, two of which won Oscars. He died in June 1997.


HOW TO BE A WOMAN: A solo show and interactive workshop for teenage girls and their mothers with performer Heather Harpham will take place tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the Park Slope Library. Harpham’s performance is followed by group discussion, selected readings, and responsive writing exercise.


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

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