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MILESTONES: May 5 birthdays for Adele, Henry Cavill, Michael Palin

May 5, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Little Mermaid” star Pat Carroll, who was born in 1926; “Millennium” star Lance Henriksen, who was born in 1940; “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” star Michael Palin, who was born in 1943; “Raiders of the Lost Ark” star John Rhys-Davies, who was born in 1944; television personality Kurt Loder, who was born in 1945; Black Sabbath founder Bill Ward, who was born in 1948; Dream Theater singer James LaBrie, who was born in 1963; “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser, who was born in 1979; “Boy Meets World” star Danielle Fishel, who was born in 1981; two-time Super Bowl champion Randall Gay, who was born in 1982; “Superman” star Henry Cavill, who was born in 1983; pop superstar Adele, who was born in 1988; and world champion figure skater Nathan Chen, who was born in 1999.

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IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?: The American Medical Association was organized on this day in 1847 when 250 delegates attended a meeting in Philadelphia. It was the first national medical convention in the United States. Today, the association has more than 240,000 members.

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A STAR IS BORN: The first U.S. astronaut went into space on this day in 1961. Alan Shepard, aboard Freedom 7, projected 115 miles into space in suborbital flight, reaching a speed of more than 5,000 mph. Ten years later he commanded the Apollo 14 mission and hit two golf balls on the surface of the moon. He died in 1998.

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

 


Quotable:

 

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

— philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, who was born on this day in 1813


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