Former Senator Rod Blagojevich celebrates his birthday from prison today. AP photo.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 345th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 10, 1901, featured an article about police inspectors finding $2,208 worth of postage stamps in a brownstone on Monroe Street in Bedford, Brooklyn (the term “Bedford-Stuyvesant” had not been invented yet). The stamps were linked to a Post Office robbery in Chicago. Louis Stokes, who lived in the building, had apparently been selling the stamps at a discount and was doing a “land-office business.”
Well-known people who were born today include Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois; U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas), actress Susan Dey (“The Partridge Family”) and actor Kenneth Branagh (“Wallander”).
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