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MILESTONES: July 1, birthdays for Missy Elliott, Pamela Anderson, Andre Braugher

July 1, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include singer Debbie Harry, who was born in 1945; U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, who was born in 1970; actor Alan Ruck, who was born in 1956; model and actress Pamela Anderson, who was born in 1967; Olympic track athlete Frederick Carlton Lewis, who was born in 1961; hockey player Jarome Iginla, who was born in 1977; actor Jamie Farr, who was born in 1934; actress Leslie Caron, who was born in 1931; actress Hilarie Burton, who was born in 1982; actor Dan Aykroyd, who was born in 1952; actor Andre Braugher, who was born in 1962; dancer Twyla Tharp, who was born in 1941; and singer Missy Elliott, who was born in 1971. 

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ESTÉE LAUDER was born Josephine Esther Mentzer in Queens on this day in 1906. Her uncle, John Schotz, was a Hungarian chemist who made cosmetics for women. Young Josephine started making cosmetics of her own while in high school, and in 1946, she started a business that would eventually become one of the world’s largest and most successful makeup companies. When she died in 2004, she was among the 500 richest women in the world. 

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THE FIRST NEWSPAPER PHOTOS were published on this day in 1848. The daguerreotype images were taken by a photographer known only as Thibault from a rooftop during the Paris Riots. The images were the first instance of photojournalism, and appeared in the weekly newspaper, L’Illustration Journal Universal. At least 3,000 were killed during the June revolt. 

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THE FIRST U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS were issued on this day in 1847, when the Post Office began selling five cent stamps with an image of Benjamin Franklin, and 10 cent stamps honoring George Washington. Prior to this date, private postal companies had issued postage stamps.

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“When you are creating to the magnitude that I try to create, your brain is like a computer, and you need to refresh.”

—Missy Elliott, who was born on this day in 1971

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