MILESTONES: March 24, birthdays for Jessica Chastain, Annabella Sclorra, Peyton Manning
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Tennis Hall of Famer Alex Olmedo, who was born in 1936; fashion designer Bob Mackie, who was born in 1940; paleontologist Robert T. Bakker, who was born in 1945; World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley, who was born in 1951; fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who was born in 1951; former Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who was born in 1958; actress Annabella Sciorra, who was born in Brooklyn in 1960; “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons, who was born in 1973; “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Alyson Hannigan, who was born in 1974; quarterback Peyton Manning, who was born in 1976; actress Jessica Chastain, who was born in 1977; and actress and director Lake Bell, who was born in 1979.
FULL HOUSE: The Quartering Act was passed by the British Parliament on this day in 1765. It required the American colonies to provide barracks for British troops. If the barracks were insufficient, the colonies would be required to house the troops in livery stables, inns, ale houses, victualling houses and houses of wine sellers. And if there still wasn’t enough room, “the colonies were then required to take, hire and make fit for the reception of his Majesty’s forces, such and so many uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings as shall be necessary.”
ALL SHOOK UP: Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army on this day in 1958. The 23-year-old rock n’ roll sensation and budding movie star was sent for training at Fort Hood in Texas and shipped out to West Germany from the Brooklyn Army Terminal in September. Sgt. Presley was discharged on March 5, 1960.
“Dinosaurs are the jumper cables to the human mind. Kids can’t curb their enthusiasm when they’re in a hall of dinosaurs and mammoths and mammoth hunters and trilobites and giant fish that could chomp up a shark.”
— paleontologist Robert T. Bakker, who was born on this day in 1945
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