June 15, birthdays for Neil Patrick Harris, Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 166th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Tilden and ‘Bob’ Adamson in Row.”
The article focused on a rancorous argument over new fire trucks.
“The price that the city should pay for five new aerial hook and ladder trucks for the Fire Department led to a sharp and acrimonious dispute today before the Board of Estimate between Fire Commissioner Robert Adamson and his brother, Tilden Adamson, director of the Bureau of Contract Supervision,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Saturday Night Live” actor JIM BELUSHI, who was born in 1954; Hall of Fame baseball player WADE BOGGS, who was born in 1958; “A Room with a View” actor SIMON CALLOW, who was born in 1949; “Friends” actress COURTENEY COX, who was born in 1964; “Lost in America” actress JULIE HAGERTY, who was born in 1955; Tony Award-winning actor NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, who was born in 1973; football executive MIKE HOLMGREN, who was born in 1948; Oscar Award-winning actress for “As Good as It Gets” HELEN HUNT, who was born in 1963; golfer JUSTIN LEONARD, who was born in 1972; “There’s a Girl in My Soup” actress NICOLA PAGETT, who was born in 1945; “Saved By the Bell” actress LEAH REMINI, who was born in Brooklyn in 1970; and “Fringe” actress ANNA TORV, who was born in 1978.
MAGNA CARTA DAY is today. On this day 800 years ago (in 1215), King John sealed the Magna Carta “in the meadow called Ronimed between Windsor and Staines on the fifteenth day of June in the seventeenth year of our reign.”
“REVERSE GENTRIFICATION of the Literary World,” presented by THE SALON & Akashic books, will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight at BookCourt in Cobble Hill. The event features Kaylie Jones and Mathew McGevna and includes a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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