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

May 5, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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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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