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June 15, birthdays for Neil Patrick Harris, Courteney Cox, Helen Hunt

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June 15, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Neil Patrick Harris celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 167th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1924, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Sing Sing Prisoner Missing in Check-Up; General Alarm Out.”

The article focused on a Brooklyn man who was serving a sentence for grand larceny and escaped from the jail.

“Immediately upon the discovery of Speruto’s disappearance the authorities at Sing Sing were notified and Warden Lewis E. Lawes sent out a general alarm to the state police and also all local police,” the Eagle reported. “Searching parties were at once organized and set out to scour the countryside.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor JIM BELUSHI, who was born in 1954; Hall of Fame baseball player WADE BOGGS, who was born in 1958; actor SIMON CALLOW, who was born in 1949; actress COURTENEY COX, who was born in 1964; actress JULIE HAGERTY, who was born in 1955; Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, who was born in 1973; football executive and former coach MIKE HOLMGREN, who was born in 1948; Oscar Award-winning actress HELEN HUNT, who was born in 1963; golfer JUSTIN LEONARD, who was born in 1972; actress NICOLA PAGETT, who was born in 1945; actress LEAH REMINI, who was born in Brooklyn in 1970; actress ANNA TORV, who was born in 1978; and President of the People’s Republic of China XI JINPING, who was born in 1953.

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THE MAGNA CARTA was sealed on this day in 1215. King John of England sealed the document “in the meadow called Ronimed between Windsor and Staines on the 15th day of June in the 17th year of our reign.” Continually reinterpreted, the Magna Carta influenced the rise of England’s constitutional monarchy and lent historical weight to 18th-century ideas about inalienable natural laws. It is still invoked popularly and in jurisprudence as a symbol of the written law’s power to subdue tyranny. Four original copies of the 1215 charter survive.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park (BBP) will host Park Spotlight: The Ecosystem tonight at 6:30 p.m., beginning at the Pier 1 entrance. The tour will be led by naturalist and author Ken Chaya, who will guide attendees through the seven ecosystems of BBP. For more information, visit brooklybridgepark.org.

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

 


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