MILESTONES: July 2 birthdays for Larry David, Michelle Branch, Alex Morgan
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who was born in 1922; “Alice” star Polly Holliday, who was born in 1937; NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, who was born in 1937; former White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu, who was born in 1939; Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Richard Axel, who was born in Brooklyn in 1946; “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David, who was born in Brooklyn in 1947; three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown, who was born in 1971; “The Game of Love” singer Michelle Branch, who was born in 1983; Olympian figure skater Johnny Weir, who was born in 1984; “High School Musical” star Ashley Tisdale, who was born in 1985; and two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion Alex Morgan, who was born in 1989.
FOUNDERS DAY, PART 1: On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia which stated “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” This resolution prepared the way for adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4.
FOUNDERS DAY, PART 2: The U.S. Constitution went into effect on this day in 1788. Cyrus Griffin of Virginia, the president of Congress, announced that the Constitution had been ratified by the required nine states (the ninth being New Hampshire on June 21), and a committee was appointed to make preparations for the change of government.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
— U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who was born on this day in 1908
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