Good morning. Today is the 100th day of the year. On this day in 1944, the battleship Missouri was launched at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The ship saw combat at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and later during the Korean War. It was decommissioned in 1955, then modernized in 1984. Today, the Missouri is a museum ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Well-known people who were born today include singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Hall of Fame football coach and sportscaster John Madden, actor Michael PItt ("Boardwalk Empire”), actor Omar Sharif (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Dr. Zhivago”) and actor Max Von Sydow (“The Seventh Seal,” “The Emigrants”).
Roughly 500 supporters chanting "Health care, not condos!" joined nurses, doctors and elected leaders in Red Hook for a march to Long Island College Hospital (LICH), to keep the Cobble Hill institution open. … Full Article