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MILESTONES: June 2 birthdays for Morena Baccarin, Zachary Quinto, Wentworth Miller

June 2, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Phantom Tollbooth” author Norton Juster, who was born in Brooklyn in 1929; “M*A*S*H*” star Sally Kellerman, who was born in 1937; “Mike Hammer” star Stacy Keach, who was born in 1941; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), who was born in 1941; “Leave It to Beaver” star Jerry Mathers, who was born in 1948; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who was born in 1952; political commentator Jeanine Pirro, who was born in 1951; “24” star Dennis Haysbert, who was born in 1954; former Yankees and Mets pitcher Mike Stanton, who was born in 1967; “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star Wayne Brady, who was born in 1972; “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller, who was born in 1972; “Star Trek” star Zachary Quinto, who was born in 1977; “Homeland” star Morena Baccarin, who was born in 1979; and National Soccer Hall of Famer Abby Wambach, who was born in 1980.


SPELLBOUND: The Salem witch trials began on this day in 1692. As the village of Salem was gripped by terror of witches, Massachusetts Bay Colony Gov. Sir William Phips ordered a special court to expedite judgment of the more than 150 people accused of witchcraft.

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HEY JUDE: Thomas Hardy was born on this day in 1840. The English novelist, dramatist and poet is renowned for the novels “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” and “Jude the Obscure.” His oeuvre mirrors both his personal and broader societal changes, including the decline in Christianity, the movement from reticence to openness about sexuality, the shift from an agricultural to a modern economy and the contrast between the universe and the individual. He died in 1928.


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





“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”

— Thomas Hardy, who was born on this day in 1840

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