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MILESTONES: September 2 birthdays for Salma Hayek, Keanu Reeves, Mark Harmon

September 2, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include scientist and Nobel laureate Arthur Ashkin, who was born in Brooklyn in 1922; horse trainer and U.S. Racing Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, who was born in 1935; former Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth, who was born in 1937; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas), who was born in 1943; Hockey Hall of Famer Glen Sather, who was born in 1943; Basketball Hall of Famer Nate Archibald, who was born in 1948; Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, who was born in 1948; “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who was born in 1951; International Tennis Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors, who was born in 1952; Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, who was born in 1960; “Bill & Ted Face the Music” star Keanu Reeves, who was born in 1964; former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, who was born in 1965; “Frida” star Salma Hayek, who was born in 1966; and N.Y. Rangers playoff hero Stephane Matteau, who was born in 1969.

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COIN OF THE REALM: The third presidential cabinet department, the Treasury, was established by Congress on this day in 1789. Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first secretary by President George Washington. The department oversees the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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UP TO THE CHALLENGE: Christa McAuliffe was born on this day in 1948. The high school teacher from Concord, N.H., was to have been the first “ordinary citizen” in space, but died along with six crew members in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28, 1986. Intermediate School 187 in Dyker Heights was renamed the Christa McAuliffe School in 1994.

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

 

Quotable:

“I touch the future. I teach.”

— Christa McAuliffe, who was born on this day in 1948


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