MILESTONES: September 22 birthdays for Joan Jett, Andrea Bocelli, Tommy Lasorda
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Baseball Hall of Famer and former Brooklyn Dodger Tommy Lasorda, who was born in 1927; “Mickey” singer Toni Basil, who was born in 1943; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale (Deep Purple), who was born in 1951; “You Light Up My Life” singer Debby Boone, who was born in 1956; musician and author Nick Cave, who was born in 1957; “Con te partiro” singer Andrea Bocelli, who was born in 1958; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett, who was born in 1958; “Happy Days” star Scott Baio, who was born in Brooklyn in 1961; “Dynasty” star Catherine Oxenberg, who was born in 1961; U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer and former N.Y. Rangers goalie Mike Richter, who was born in 1966; “Smallville” star Laura Vandervoort, who was born in 1984; and “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton, who was born in 1987.
LADY JUSTICE: The first all-woman jury in the colonies was empaneled on this day in 1656. At the General Provincial Court at Patuxent, Maryland, the jury heard the case of Judith Catchpole, who was accused of murdering her child. The defendant claimed she had never even been pregnant. After all the evidence was heard, the jury acquitted her.
EXECUTIVE DECISION: President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on this day in 1862. It stated that, as of Jan. 1, 1863, “all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward and forever, free.”
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“If you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you’re up in the stands with them.”
— Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda, who was born on this day in 1927
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