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MILESTONES: July 21 birthdays for CC Sabathia, Brandi Chastain, Jon Lovitz

July 21, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Moonstruck” director Norman Jewison, who was born in 1926; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cat Stevens, who was born in 1948; “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who was born in 1948; The Hooters co-founder Eric Bazilian, who was born in 1953; “The Lincoln Lawyer” author Michael Connelly, who was born in 1956; former “Saturday Night Live” star Jon Lovitz, who was born in 1957; former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin, who was born in 1961; National Soccer Hall of Famer Brandi Chastain, who was born in 1968; “The Hangover” star Justin Bartha, who was born in 1978; “Black Hawk Down” star Josh Hartnett, who was born in 1978; former Yankees ace CC Sabathia, who was born in 1980; rapper KB, who was born in 1988; New York Nets center DeAndre Jordan, who was born in 1988; “Wonder Wheel” star Juno Temple, who was born in 1989; and model and actress Sara Sampaio, who was born in 1991.


NO MORE BULL: The first major engagement of the Civil War took place on this day in 1861. Union Gen. Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Va. It was during this battle that Confederate Gen. T.J. Jackson won the nickname “Stonewall.” Jackson served at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn in the late 1840s.

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A STRONG FOUNDATION: The National Women’s Hall of Fame was founded on this day in 1979. Located in Seneca Falls, N.Y., where the first Women’s Suffrage Convention was held in 1848, the hall honors American women whose contributions “have been of the greatest value in the development of their country.”


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




“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

— author Ernest Hemingway, who was born on this day in 1899

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