July 30, birthdays for Hope Solo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 211th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Made No Effort to Arrest Gang, Hughes Admits.”
The article focused on a corrupt police department covering up for a fellow officer who was involved in a shooting.
“The startling statement [said] that [Inspector Hughes] and Second Deputy Commissioner Dougherty had known for a week the names of the men who did the actual shooting of the gambler, but that they had made no move to arrest these men,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer PAUL ANKA, who was born in 1941; actor WILLIAM ATHERTON, who was born in 1947; actor SIMON BAKER, who was born in 1969; producer PETER BOGDANOVICH, who was born in 1939; chef ALTON BROWN, who was born in 1962; actress DELTA BURKE, who was born in 1956; singer KATE BUSH, who was born in 1958; actor EDD BYRNES, who was born in New York City in 1933; basketball coach BILL CARTWRIGHT, who was born in 1957; Tony Award-winning actor LAURENCE FISHBURNE, who was born in 1961; law professor ANITA FAYE HILL, who was born in 1956; actress LISA KUDROW, who was born in 1963; Olympic beach volleyball player MISTY MAY-TREANOR, who was born in 1977; Hall of Fame basketball player CHRIS MULLIN, who was born in New York City in 1963; actor KEN OLIN, who was born in 1954; actress JAIME PRESSLY, who was born in 1977; saxophonist DAVID SANBORN, who was born in 1945; actor, bodybuilder and former California Gov. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, who was born in 1947; Commissioner of Major League Baseball ALLAN “BUD” SELIG, who was born in 1934; soccer player HOPE SOLO, who was born in 1981; and Oscar Award-winning actress HILARY SWANK, who was born in 1974.
ENGLISH NOVELIST Emily Bronte was born on this day in 1818. Best known for “Wuthering Heights,” Bronte died in December 1848. Her sisters Charlotte and Anne were also famous authors who died before the age of 40.
INDUSTRIALIST HENRY Ford was born on this day in 1863. Ford’s assembly-line method of automobile production revolutionized the auto industry, and his Model T made up half of the world’s output of cars during its years of production. He died in April 1947.
THE BROOKLYN Historical Society will host a Words After War event at 6:30 p.m. Authors Philip Klay, Matt Gallagher, Sara Novic and poet Maurice Decaul will take part in the discussion moderated by Brandon Willitts.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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