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July 2, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former baseball player José Conseco Jr., who was born in 1964; former Mexican president, Vincente Fox, who was born in 1942; actress Polly Holliday, who was born in 1937; former baseball player Sean Casey, who was born in 1974; actress Lindsay Lohan who was born in 1986; soccer player Alex Morgan, who was born in 1989; former race car driver Richard Petty, who was born in 1937; actress Margot Robbie, who was born in 1990; hockey player Joe Thornton, who was born in 1979; actress and singer Ashley Tisdale, who was born in 1985; and Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, who was born in 1984. 

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THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, Thurgood Marshall, was born on this day in Baltimore, Maryland in 1908. Before joining the court, he was an NAACP attorney who in 1954 won a major victory against the “separate but equal” public school segregation laws in 21 states in Brown v. Board of Education. He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 and served for 24 years. He retired from the court in 1991 and died in Washington D.C. in 1993. 

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PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD’S ASSASSINATION occurred on this day in 1881. Garfield was shot by political rival Charles Guiteau as the president was entering a railway station in Washington D.C., less than four months into his term. He died September 19 of his wounds. Guiteau was convicted and hanged in 1882. 

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AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARED on this day in 1937 along with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Earhart and Noonan were attempting an around-the-world trip which would set the record for the longest flight ever completed. They departed from New Guinea for the final 7,000 miles over the Pacific, and about 800 miles into that flight, air traffic control lost radio contact with Earhart’s plane. The plane and the remains of Earhart and Noonan were never located. 

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“There’s nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, ‘Be yourself.’ That’s not why I became an actress.”

—Margot Robbie, who was born on this day in 1990. 

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