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MILESTONES: December 2 birthdays for Lucy Liu, Britney Spears, Aaron Rodgers

December 2, 2020 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “The Decline of Western Civilization” director Penelope Spheeris, who was born in 1945; “Frasier” star Dan Butler, who was born in 1954; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Savage (Def Leppard), who was born in 1960; “Charlie’s Angels” star Lucy Liu, who was born in 1968; “Melrose Place” star Rena Sofer, who was born in 1968; International Tennis Hall of Famer Monica Seles, who was born in 1973; “I’m Like a Bird” singer Nelly Furtado, who was born in 1978; “Oops!… I Did it Again” singer Britney Spears, who was born in 1981; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was born in 1983; “NCIS: Los Angeles” star Daniela Ruah, who was born in 1983; “Degrassi: The Next Generation” star Cassie Steele, who was born in 1989; and New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, who was born in 1992.

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DRAWING THE LINE: On this day in 1823, President James Monroe, in his annual message to Congress, put forth the doctrine that bears his name and has long been hailed as a statement of U.S. policy: “In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken any part … We should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.”

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MEDICAL MARVEL: On this day in 1982, Barney C. Clark, 61, became the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The operation was performed at the University of Utah Medical Center at Salt Lake City. Near death at the time of the operation, Clark survived almost 112 days after the implantation. He died on March 23, 1983.

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

 

Quotable:

 

“Don’t talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay, I make the goddamn rules.”

— opera legend Maria Callas, who was born on this day in 1923


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