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MILESTONES: September 16 birthdays for Amy Poehler, Marc Anthony, Nick Jonas

September 16, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress and singer Janis Paige, who was born in 1922; Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor, who was born in 1934; “West Side Story” star George Chakiris, who was born in 1934; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Betty Kelly (Martha and the Vandellas), who was born in 1944; “St. Elsewhere” star Ed Begley Jr., who was born in 1949; “The Wrestler” star Mickey Rourke, who was born in 1952; Baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount, who was born in 1955; magician and actor David Copperfield, who was born in 1956; Baseball Hall of Famer and former Yankee Tim Raines, who was born in 1959; former “Saturday Night Live” star Molly Shannon, who was born in 1964; singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, who was born in 1968; “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler, who was born in 1971; “Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel, who was born in 1981; and singer-songwriter Nick Jonas, who was born in 1992.


A WHOLE NEW WORLD: The Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, 400 years ago today. The ship carried 102 passengers and a small crew. Despite vicious storms, it reached Provincetown, Mass., on Nov. 21, 1620 and discharged the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass., in December.

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ANARCHY IN THE U.S.A.: The Wall Street bombing took place 100 years ago today. The J.P. Morgan Bank at Wall and Broad streets was bombed by unknown assailants who used a horse-drawn cart filled with dynamite and 500 pounds of iron sash weights. The explosion killed 38 people and injured more than 140 people seriously. Hundreds more were slightly injured. The perpetrators were never caught, but Italian anarchists were suspected.


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





“Coaching is easy. Winning is the hard part.”

— Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor, who was born on this day in 1934

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