July 6, birthdays for George W. Bush, Dalai Lama, Kevin Hart
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 187th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1925 the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Finds Women’s Lingerie Buried in His Garden.”
The article focused on a man finding stolen items hidden in his flower bed.
“…he discovered a box containing women’s silk shirts, two pairs of women’s silk bloomers, 12 radio tubes, two sets of head telephones, receivers and a quantity of wire,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN on this day include actress ALLYCE BEASLEY, who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; “Deliverance” actor NED BEATTY, who was born in 1937; the 43rd U.S. President GEORGE W. BUSH, who was born in 1946; Tibet’s spiritual leader the DALAI LAMA, who was born in 1935; basketball player PAU GASOL, who was born in 1980; “Dynasty” actor GRANT GOODEVE, who was born in 1952; comedian and actor KEVIN HART, who was born in 1980; author HILARY MANTEL, who was born in 1952; former First Lady NANCY REAGAN, who was born in New York City in 1921; singer and actress DELLA REESE, who was born in 1932; “The King’s Speech” actor GEOFFREY RUSH, who was born in 1951; “Rocky” actor SYLVESTER STALLONE, who was born in New York city in 1946; and “Batman” actor BURT WARD, who was born in 1945.
FRIDA KAHLO WAS BORN on this day in 1907. She is known almost as much for her tumultuous life as for her vibrant artworks filled with symbols and the flora and fauna of her beloved Mexico. She was one of the first women painters to sell a work to the Louvre. She died at her Casa Azul family home on July 13, 1954.
“GREY GARDENS” IS SCHEDULED to show at the Brooklyn Heights Society as a part of the Making Waves in Film, Then and Now series, at 6:30 p.m. The screening and discussion will connect Brooklyn filmmakers today with innovators of the past. The cult-classic film with be paired with a recent Brooklyn-made short by Nathan Fitch of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. For more information, visit www.Brooklynhistory.org.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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