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Brooklyn Today for Feb. 1

Reality TV actress Lauren Conrad turns 27 today. Wikimedia Commons photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 32nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 1, 1901, carried an unusual story about the death of Game Constable Jacob Abrams of Oyster Bay, Long Island. His face was covered with gold leaf, which led the Eagle writer to speculate that either he was being initiated into a secret order or he was the victim of practical jokers. In either case, things got out of hand. Abrams was described as being over 60 years old, and people in the town said he was often the victim of practical jokers who set him off on “wild goose chases” in his official capacity.

Well-known people who were born today include television personality Lauren Conrad (“The Hills,” “Laguna Beach”), singer-musician Don Everly of the Everly Brothers, poet Galway Kinnell, comedian Garrett Morris (“Saturday Night Live”), signer Lisa Marie Presley and U.S. Sen. Michael Enzi (R-Wyoming).

January 31, 2013 - 10:43am


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