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MILESTONES: July 20 birthdays for Omar Epps, Sandra Oh, Josh Holloway

July 20, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, who was born in 1933; “The Avengers” star Diana Rigg, who was born in 1938; “Bette Davis Eyes” singer Kim Carnes, who was born in 1945; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana, who was born in 1947; Twisted Sister co-founder Jay Jay French, who was born in 1952; “The Crocodile Hunter” star Terri Irwin, who was born in 1964; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam), who was born in 1966; “Lost” star Josh Holloway, who was born in 1969; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sandra Oh, who was born in 1971; “ER” star Omar Epps, who was born in Brooklyn in 1973; “Archer” star Judy Greer, who was born in 1975; supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who was born in 1980; and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Julianne Hough, who was born in 1988.

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GOLD STANDARD: The first International Special Olympics Competition was held in Chicago on this day in 1968. Special Olympics is an international year-round program of sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities. More than 3.5 million athletes in more than 170 countries train and compete in 32 Olympic-style summer and winter sports. The event was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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LANDMARK LANDING: Man first landed on the moon on this day in 1969. U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed lunar module Eagle at 4:17 p.m. EDT and remained on the lunar surface 21 hours and 36 minutes. The landing was made from the Apollo 11’s orbiting command-and-service module, whose pilot, Michael Collins, remained aboard. Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon.

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

 

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Quotable:

 

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

—Alexander the Great, who was born on this day in 356 B.C.


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