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MILESTONES: July 8 birthdays for Sophia Bush, Milo Ventimiglia, Beck

July 8, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include NY Waterway founder Arthur Imperatore Sr., who was born in 1925; Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Lawrence, who was born in Brooklyn in 1935; “Arrested Development” star Jeffrey Tambor, who was born in 1944; “True Grit” star Kim Darby, who was born in 1947; celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who was born in 1949; Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston, who was born in 1951; author and activist Marianne Williamson, who was born in 1952; “Footloose” star Kevin Bacon, who was born in 1958; “Loser” singer Beck, who was born in 1970; “Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia, who was born in 1977; “One Tree Hill” star Sophia Bush, who was born in 1982; and rapper and actor Jaden Smith, who was born in 1998.

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POST TIME: On this day in 1911, Nan Jane Aspinwall rode into New York City carrying a letter to Mayor William Jay Gaynor from San Francisco Mayor Patrick Henry McCarthy, becoming the first woman to cross the U.S. on horseback. She began her trip on Sept. 1, 1910 and covered 4,500 miles in 301 days.

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TIME FLIES: On this day in 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis took off from Kennedy Space Center,  Florida, for the 135th and last mission of the space shuttle program. Atlantis was carrying supplies for the International Space Station and its 12-day mission included an investigation into robotically refueling spacecraft. The first space shuttle, Columbia, was launched on April 12, 1981. Robert L. Crippen, commander of that flight, was among the attendees for the final launch.

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

 


Quotable:

 

“The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.”

— comedian Marty Feldman, who was born on this day in 1934


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