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MILESTONES: September 3, birthdays for Paz de la Huerta, Shaun White, Alison Lurie

September 3, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, who was born in 1986; actress Pauline Collins, who was born in 1940; actor Charlie Sheen, who was born in 1965; actress Paz de la Huerta, who was born in New York in 1984; actress Valerie Perrine, who was born in 1943; author Kiran Desai, who was born in 1971; and author Alison Lurie, who was born in 1926. 

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THE FIRST SECRET SERVICE AGENT TO DIE in the line of duty, William Craig, was killed on this day in 1902. While serving as a bodyguard for President Theodore Roosevelt, he was inside a carriage with the president when it was hit by a streetcar. Roosevelt suffered minor injuries. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Craig served as a bodyguard for Queen Victoria before moving to Chicago. Craig is one of only two Secret Service agents ever killed in the line of duty. 

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EDWARD ALBERT FILENE was born on this day in Salem, Massachusetts in 1860. Filene turned his family store into a bustling retail destination known for its “bargain basement” with hefty discounts. His employee credit union helped to spark a credit union movement beginning in 1921. Filene died in 1937. 

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THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDED on this day in 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and Henry Laurens met with representatives of King George III at the Hotel d’York in Paris to settle on terms of a peace agreement. The treaty generously enlarged the boundaries of the United States, and also set out terms for fishing rights and the freeing of prisoners of war. Only Article 1 of the treaty, which acknowledges the United States as a sovereign nation, remains in effect.

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“Why shouldn’t the American people take half my money from me? I took it all from them.”

—Edward Filene, who was born on this day in 1860


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