September 1, birthdays for Lily Tomlin, Dr. Phil, Gloria Estefan
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 244th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1919, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Lonas May Renew Offer to Build 14 Jamaica Bay Piers.”
The article focused on a generous proposal to help build new piers for the city’s waterfront.
“It was learned today that F. E. Lonas may renew his offer to build fourteen piers in Jamaica Bay without a penny of cost to the city,” the Eagle reported. His first offer was ignored…despite the fact that the commission had before it petitions from practically all the large civic and commercial organizations of the city, including the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, asking for the construction of new piers.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress and singer ZENDAYA COLEMAN, who was born in 1996; author and attorney ALAN DERSHOWITZ, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; singer GLORIA ESTEFAN, who was born in 1957; The Bee Gees singer BARRY GIBB, who was born in 1946; former basketball player TIM HARDAWAY, who was born in 1966; psychologist and television personality DR. PHIL MCGRAW, who was born in 1950; conductor SEIJI OZAWA, who was born in 1935; actor DON STROUD, who was born in 1937; and actress and comedienne LILY TOMLIN, who was born in 1939.
THE KOREAN AIR Lines Flight 007 Disaster took place on this day in 1983. En route from NYC to Seoul, the Boeing 747 reportedly strayed more than 100 miles off course, flying over secret Soviet military installations on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island. Two-and-a-half hours after it entered Soviet airspace, a Soviet interceptor plane destroyed the plane, killing all 269 persons on board.
SEPTEMBER IS National Honey Month; it honors the U.S.’s 125,000 beekeepers and 2.49 million colonies of honeybees that produce more than 148 million pounds of honey each year. To learn more, visit honey.com.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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