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Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 3

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise (with Katie Holmes) celebrates his birthday today. Wikipedia photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 185th day of the year. On July 3, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the parents of Christina Doran, a mentally ill girl, had kept her in a filthy cage for two years at the family’s home at 1905 Atlantic Ave.

For years, the article read, neighbors had been suspicious of goings-on at the house, and the case came to a head when a social worker was walking by, heard screams coming from the inside, and decided to investigate. The father, Edward Doran, described as a well-to-do plumber, insisted that he had treated the girl well and kept insisting that she was “feeble-minded.”

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise celebrates his birthday today.

July 3, 2013 - 7:30am


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