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

February 13, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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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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