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MILESTONES: June 5, birthdays for Mark Wahlberg, Suze Orman, DJ Mustard

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June 5, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Mark Wahlberg celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 155th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Mark Wahlberg and Suze Orman, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1905, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article on the front page titled “Big Coney Island Sale.”

The article focused on a newly purchased valuable tract of Coney Island land.

“This location makes it the most desirable parcel of land on that section of the island, for it is the nearest tract to the big amusement parks and about the only remaining property that would be at all desirable for amusement purposes,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor CHAD ALLEN, who was born in 1974; wife of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden JILL BIDEN, who was born in 1951; author MARGARET DRABBLE, who was born in 1939; author KEN FOLLETT, who was born in 1949; film producer and executive KATHLEEN KENNEDY, who was born in 1953; singer BRIAN McKNIGHT, who was born in 1969; journalist BILL MOYERS, who was born in 1934; music producer DJ MUSTARD, who was born in 1990; author TV personality and speaker SUZE ORMAN, who was born in 1951; author RICK RIORDAN JR., who was born in 1964; and actor and former rapper MARK WAHLBERG, who was born in 1971.

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED ON THIS DAY IN 1968. Sen. Kennedy was shot while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Los Angeles and died the following day. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of his murder.

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JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1883. The British economist wrote extensively on the subject and was the author of “Treatise on Money and the General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money,” which focused on “expansionist” economic policy. Keynes died in England in 1946.

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THE APPLE II COMPUTER WAS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1977. It went on sale for $1,298. Its predecessor, the Apple I, was sold largely to electronic hobbyists the previous year. Apple released the first Macintosh computer in 1984.

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST BALLOON FLIGHT. In 1783, brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier held the first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon flight in Annonay, France. The Montgolfiers succeeded in launching the 33-foot-diameter flying globe that they had invented. The unmanned balloon rose an estimated 1,500 feet and traveled, wind-borne, about 7,500 feet before landing after a 10-minute flight — the first sustained flight of any object achieved by man.

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ADAM SMITH WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1723. The Scottish economist and philosopher is known for his 1776 book “An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.” Smith died in Scotland in 1790. “Consumption,” he wrote, “is the sole end and purpose of production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.”

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

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