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MILESTONES: August 18 birthdays for Nicole Krauss, Madeline Stowe, Andy Samberg

August 18, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who was born in 1927; Oscar-winner Robert Redford, who was born in 1936; “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” star Martin Mull, who was born in 1943; comedian Elayne Boosler, who was born in Brooklyn in 1952; “Rescue Me” star Denis Leary, who was born in 1957; “Revenge” star Madeleine Stowe, who was born in 1958; TV journalist Bob Woodruff, who was born in 1961; “Fight Club” star Edward Norton, who was born in 1969; “Heathers” star Christian Slater, who was born in 1969; “Malcolm & Eddie” star Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who was born in 1970; “Man Walks Into a Room” author and Brooklyn resident Nicole Krauss, who was born in 1974; former “Saturday Night Live” star Andy Samberg, who was born in 1978; former N.Y. Jets linebacker Bart Scott, who was born in 1980; and former N.Y. Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey, who was born in 1980. 


GONE GIRL: Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents to be born in the New World, was born to Ellinor and Ananias Dare at Roanoke Island, N.C., on this day in 1587. When a ship arrived to replenish the colony’s supplies in 1590, the settlers, including Virginia Dare, had vanished without a trace.

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MADE TO ORDER: The first mail-order catalog was published by Montgomery Ward on this day in 1872. It was only a single sheet of paper. By 1904 the Montgomery Ward catalog weighed four pounds. In 1985 the company closed its catalog operation; in 2000 it announced the closing of its retail stores.


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





“People ask me what race I am, but there is no such thing as race. I just answer: ‘I’m a member of the human race.’”

— Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, who was born on this day in 1911

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