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June 6, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include political activist and musician Maria Alyokhina, who was born in 1988; actress Sandra Bernhard, who was born in 1955; singer and songwriter Gary U.S. Bonds, who was born in 1939; Hall of Fame tennis player Bjorn Borg, who was born in 1956; civil rights activist and Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, who was born in 1939; model Sonya Esman, who was born in 1995; Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; saxophone player Kenny G, who was born in 1956; actor Paul Giamatti, who was born in 1967; football player DeAndre Hopkins, who was born in 1992; actor Jason Isaacs, who was born in 1963; rapper Vic Mensa, who was born in 1993; and actress Amanda Pays, who was born in 1959.

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NATHAN HALE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1755. The American patriot volunteered to seek military intelligence behind enemy lines during the Revolutionary War battles for New York and was captured in September 1776. In an audience before Gen. William Howe, Hale admitted he was an American officer and was ordered hanged the following morning. Although some question them, his dying words, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” have become a symbol of American patriotism. He was hanged in 1776 in Manhattan.

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THE FIRST DRIVE-IN MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1933. Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. opened America’s first drive-in movie theater in Camden, N.J. At the height of their popularity in 1958, there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across America. Today there are fewer than 600 open.

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ON THIS DATE IN 1918, United States armed forces were triumphant in the Battle of Belleau Wood, the first U.S. victory of WW I. The battle took place in France, near the Marne River, during the German Spring Offensive. French and British forces fought with American troops against the Germans. A total of 1,811 American servicemen were killed in the battle.

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ON THIS DATE IN 1965, the Rolling Stones released their hit single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, “Satisfaction” was the group’s first Number One hit in the United States. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine named the song number two in its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” which was also released in 1965, snagged the number one spot.

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

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I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no girl reaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no …” — From “(I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction,” released on this date in 1965

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