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June 16, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Golf champion Phil Mickelson celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 167th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1933, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Goodby Home Brew! Maker Arrested Under State Law.”

The article focused on the first New York state citizen, Benjamin Purno of Queens, to be held in violation of the state liquor law for brewing beer without a license.

“Assistant United States Attorney Louis Aldino said that in view of the fact that Furno was merely making home-brew, the Federal charge would not be pressed,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “American Family” actress SONIA BRAGA, who was born in 1950; “Star Trek” actor JOHN CHO, who was born in 1972; former boxer ROBERTO DURAN, who was born in 1951; comedian and actress ABBY ELLIOTT, who was born in 1987; former soccer player COBI JONES, who was born in 1970; “Roseanne” actress LAURIE METCALF, who was born in 1955; golfer PHIL MICKELSON, who was born in 1970; writer JOYCE CAROL OATES, who was born in 1938; actress JOAN VAN ARK, who was born in 1943 in Manhattan; and former baseball player KERRY WOOD, who was born in 1977.

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “Psycho” premiered 55 years ago on this day in 1960. “Psycho” led the way to the “slasher” films of the 1970s and later.

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VALENTINA TERESHKOVA, 26, former cotton-mill worker, became the first woman in space when the Vostok 6 took off from the Tyuratam launch site in Russia on this day in 1963. She manually controlled the spacecraft during the 70.8-hour fight through 48 orbits of Earth and landed by parachute on June 19 the same year.

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

 

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