MILESTONES: January 11 birthdays for Mary J. Blige, Amanda Peet, Ben Crenshaw
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tony Kaye (Yes), who was born in 1945; singer-songwriter Naomi Judd, who was born in 1946; World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw, who was born in 1952; Bangles guitarist Vicki Peterson, who was born in 1958; stock car racing driver Brett Bodine, who was born in 1959; former N.Y. Mets coach Manny Acta, who was born in 1969; singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige, who was born in 1971; “Brockmire” star Amanda Peet, who was born in 1972; “Prison Break” star Rockmond Dunbar, who was born in 1973; former N.Y. Giants tight end Kevin Boss, who was born in 1984; and N.Y. Jets tight end Ryan Griffin, who was born in 1990.
IMMIGRANT SONG: Alexander Hamilton was born on this day in 1755. The American founding father, diplomat, soldier and coauthor of The Federalist papers, was born at Charlestown, Nevis, British West Indies. President George Washington appointed Hamilton the first secretary of the Treasury in 1789, and in that position, Hamilton established the basis for all future American fiscal policy. Engaged in a duel with Aaron Burr the morning of July 11, 1804 at Weehawken, N.J., he was mortally wounded and died the following day.
A BURNING ISSUE: On this day in 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying that smoking cigarettes may be hazardous to one’s health.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“Give all the power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all the power to the few, they will oppress the many.”
— U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, who was born on this day in 1755
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