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MILESTONES: February 4 birthdays for Gabrielle Anwar, Natalie Imbruglia, Alice Cooper

February 4, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include former New York Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine, who was born in 1939; 5th Dimension singer Florence LaRue, who was born in 1944; former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle, who was born in 1947; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper, who was born in 1948; Kansas drummer Phil Ehart, who was born in 1951; New York Giants legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, who was born in 1959; “Burn Notice” star Gabrielle Anwar, who was born in 1970; “Hot Tub Time Machine” star Rob Corddry, who was born in 1971; boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who was born in 1973; “Torn” singer Natalie Imbruglia, who was born in 1975; “I Don’t Want to Be” singer Gavin DeGraw, who was born in 1977; and gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson, who was born in 1988. 

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FRONT AND CENTER: Rosa Parks was born on this day in 1913. Parks was a seamstress in Montgomery, Ala., who was active with the NAACP. In 1955, when African-Americans were obligated by law to ride in the back of the bus, she refused to give up her seat to a white man during a ride home from work. She was arrested, found guilty of disorderly conduct and fined $14. This sparked the modern civil rights movement, leading to a 381-day boycott of the Montgomery bus system, lawsuits and a Supreme Court decision decreeing segregation to be unconstitutional. Parks died in 2005 and is the only American woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

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

 

Quotable:

 

“No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”

— civil rights leader Rosa Parks, who was born on this day in 1913


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