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MILESTONES: February 1 birthdays for Garrett Morris, Ronda Rousey, Harry Styles

February 1, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Don Everly (the Everly Brothers), who was born in 1937; original “Saturday Night Live” star Garrett Morris, who was born in 1937; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), who was born in 1950; X singer Exene Cervenka, who was born in 1956; “RFK” star Linus Roache, who was born in 1964; “Twin Peaks” star Sherilyn Fenn, who was born in 1965; National Soccer Hall of Famer Michelle Akers, who was born in 1966; “Princess Diaries” author Meg Cabot, who was born in 1967; singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who was born in 1968; “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall, who was born in 1971; TV personality Lauren Conrad, who was born in 1986; “Glee” star Heather Morris, who was born in 1987; mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey, who was born in 1987; and singer Harry Styles, who was born in 1994.

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ALL RISE: The Supreme Court of the U.S. met for the first time on this day in 1790. The session was held in New York City with Chief Justice John Jay presiding.

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MAKING AMENDS: Today is Freedom Day, the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s approval of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution (abolishing slavery). The amendment was proposed by Congress Jan. 31, 1865 and ratification was completed Dec. 6.

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PLAY ACTION: G.I. Joe was introduced on this day in 1964. The toy action figure was created by Hasbro and sold for $2.49. It was the first mass-market doll intended for boys and was a great success. The figure’s name came from the 1945 film “The Story of G.I. Joe,” starring Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith.

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

 

Quotable:

“When a man starts out to build a world, he starts first with himself.”

— poet Langston Hughes, who was born on this day in 1902


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