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MILESTONES: November 24 birthdays for Katherine Heigl, Sarah Hyland, Colin Hanks

November 24, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, who was born in 1938; former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who was born in 1940; former Beatles drummer Pete Best, who was born in 1941; “Head of the Class” star Billy Connolly, who was born in 1942; former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater, who was born in 1942; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bev Bevan (Electric Light Orchestra), who was born in 1944; “The A-Team” star Dwight Schultz, who was born in 1947; “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Denise Crosby, who was born in 1957; “Orange County” star Colin Hanks, who was born in 1977; “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl, who was born in 1978; former N.Y. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was born in 1982; and “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, who was born in 1990.


ANARCHY IN THE U.S.A.: The Milwaukee Police Department bombing took place on this day in 1917. A bomb found by a social worker next to an evangelical church was taken to the central police station, where it exploded, killing 10 people, including nine members of local law enforcement. The perpetrators were never caught but an anarchist terror cell was suspected. It was the single most fatal event in U.S. law enforcement history until the 9-11 attacks.

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THE RIGHT STUFF: William F. Buckley Jr. was born on this day in 1925. The entertaining and influential conservative author, editor and talk show host founded the National Review in 1955. He also mounted a third-party campaign for mayor of New York City in 1965, winning 13 percent of the vote. He died in 2008.


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






“I’d rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the 2,000 faculty members of Harvard.”

National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., who was born on this day in 1925

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