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MILESTONES: February 13, birthdays for Chuck Yeager, Kelly Hu, Stockard Channing

February 13, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include pioneering test pilot Chuck Yeager, who was born in 1923; actress Kim Novak, who was born in 1933; actor George Segal, who was born in 1934; actress Stockard Channing, who was born in 1944; basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who was born in 1947; musician Peter Gabriel, who was born in 1950; musician Henry Rollins, who was born in 1961; astronaut Stephen Bowen, who was born in 1964; actor Neal McDonough, who was born in 1966; musician Freedom Williams, who was born in Brooklyn in 1966; actress Kelly Hu, who was born in 1968; and actress Mena Suvari, who was born in 1979.

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BORN TO LEAD: Eddie Robinson was born on this day in 1919. For 56 years, Robinson coached football at historically black Grambling State University in his native Louisiana. He retired with a record of 408-165-15 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He died in 2007.

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JUDGMENT DAY: Bruno Hauptmann was convicted on this day in 1935. The German-born carpenter was found guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. Hauptmann died in the electric chair at New Jersey State Prison on April 3, 1936.

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CAUSE FOR ALARM: A fire broke out at the World Trade Center on this day in 1975. The three-alarm blaze began on the 11th floor of the 110-story North Tower and spread to other floors. Of the 125 firefighters at the scene, 28 suffered heat- and smoke-related injuries. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Quotable:


“Win without bragging. Lose without acting like a fool.”

— Eddie Robinson, who was born on this day in 1919.


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