MILESTONES: April 13 birthdays for Allison Williams, Al Green, Paul Sorvino
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include “Goodfellas” star Paul Sorvino, who was born in Brooklyn in 1939; geneticist and Nobel laureate Michael Stuart Brown, who was born in Brooklyn in 1941;
“Leave It to Beaver” star Tony Dow, who was born in 1945; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Al Green, who was born in 1946; “Beauty and the Beast” star Ron Perlman, who was born in 1950; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Max Weinberg (E Street Band), who was born in 1951; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Destri (Blondie), who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; “Miami Vice” star Saundra Santiago, who was born in 1957; “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” star Caroline Rhea, who was born in 1964; “NYPD Blue” star Ricky Schroeder, who was born in Brooklyn in 1970; and “Girls” star Allison Williams, who was born in 1988.
FOUNDER’S DAY: Thomas Jefferson was born on this day in 1743. The Virginia native co-wrote the Declaration of Independence (1776), served as vice president to John Adams (1797-1801), and was the third president of the U.S. (1801-1809). He also founded the University of Virginia. He and Adams both died on July 4, 1826, 50 years to the day after the Declaration was adopted.
MEET THE MET: The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded 150 years ago today. Located at 1000 Fifth Ave. on the east side of Central Park, it is the largest museum in the U.S. Last year, it hosted 6.5 million visitors.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House – with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
— President John F. Kennedy to a roomful of Nobel Prize winners, April 1962
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