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MILESTONES: April 2, birthdays for Roselyn Sanchez, Michael Fassbender, Emmylou Harris

April 2, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Dennis the Menace” star Gloria Henry, who was born in 1923; former Met and 1969 World Series hero Al Weis, who was born in 1938; radio personality Dr. Demento, who was born in 1941; Oscar-winner Linda Hunt, who was born in 1945; baseball player Reggie Smith, who was born in 1945; Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton, who was born in 1945; Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris, who was born in 1947; social critic Camille Paglia, who was born in 1947; actress Pamela Reed, who was born in 1949; Smash Mouth founder Greg Camp, who was born in 1967; musician and actress Roselyn Sanchez, who was born in 1973; and actor Michael Fassbender, who was born in 1977.

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TREASURED MOMENTS: The U.S. Mint was established in Philadelphia on this day in 1792. A unit of the Treasury Department, it produces all coinage for the U.S. to conduct its trade and commerce. There are currently four coin-producing mints in the nation: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and West Point.

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CENTURY CITY: OK, just the facts, ma’am: Jack Webb was born 100 years ago today. The actor and producer is most famous for the documentary-style cop drama “Dragnet,” in which he starred as no-nonsense Det. Joe Friday. The show ran for eight seasons during the 1950s and returned for four more in the late 1960s. He also created popular shows such as “Emergency!” and “Adam-12.” He died in 1982.

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

 


Quotable:

 

“Whenever there is a hard job to be done, I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it.”

— Walter Chrysler, who was born on this day in 1875


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