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MILESTONES: September 25 birthdays for Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

September 25, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include journalist and television personality Barbara Walters, who was born in 1929; Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown, who was born in 1933; Oscar-winner Michael Douglas, who was born in 1944; model and actress Cheryl Tiegs, who was born in 1947; “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, who was born in 1951; Basketball Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, who was born in 1951; “Dynasty” star Heather Locklear, who was born in 1961; “The Sopranos” star Aida Turturro, who was born in Brooklyn in 1962; “Damages” star Tate Donovan, who was born in 1963; Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, who was born in 1965; “I Am Legend” star Will Smith, who was born in 1968; Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, who was born in 1969; former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who was born in 1975; and actor and musician Donald Glover, who was born in 1983.


BREAKING NEWS: The first American newspaper was published on this day in 1690. The first (and only) edition of Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick was published by Benjamin Harris at the London-Coffee-House in Boston. Authorities considered the paper offensive and ordered its immediate suppression.

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WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first woman associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. O’Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan, who had promised to appoint a woman to the court during his campaign the previous year. She was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 99-0. She retired in 2006 and was succeeded by Justice Samuel Alito.


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




“I have affected the way women are regarded, and that’s important to me.”

— journalist Barbara Walters, who was born on this day in 1929

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