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Brooklyn Today for April 25

Al Pacino. Wikipedia photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 115th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 25, 1902, reported on a “parlor car romance” that led to marriage. It seems that Marie Elsie Ross of Brooklyn, the daughter of a millionaire lumber dealer, was in the “parlor car” (a luxury railroad car) of a train en route from California to Chicago. She was soon noticed by Chicagoan James Darden, a vice president of the American Can Company. The struck up a conversation, this led to a friendship, and as the Eagle hinted, “the friendship may have led to something dearer to them.” The two kept up a correspondence, and were finally married at the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights.

Well-known people who were born today include actor Al Pacino “Scent of a Woman,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Godfather” movies), Brooklyn-born director Paul Mazursky (“Harry and Tonto,” “An Unmarried Woman,” “Scenes from a Mall”), actress Renee Zwellinger (“Cold Mountain,” ‘Miss Potter,” “Chicago”, )basketball player Tim Duncan and former U.S. Senator John Kyl.

April 25, 2013 - 7:00am


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