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MILESTONES: August 31, birthdays for Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Tucker, Van Morrison

On this day in 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page covered the passage of Hurricane Carol through Long Island. According to the article, 50,000 Brooklyn homes lost electricity and boats in Sheepshead Bay went adrift. **** … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 30, birthdays for Warren Buffett, Bebe Rexha, Lewis Black

On this day in 1943, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported the Red Army’s liberation of Taganrod in Russia from Nazi control. Locally, on the same page, a gravediggers’ strike in Flatbush postponed 20 burials. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 29, birthdays for Lea Michele, Sen. John McCain, Noah Syndergaard

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress Rebecca De Mornay, who was born in 1962; Oscar Award-winning filmmaker William Friedkin, who was born in 1939; actor Richard Gere, who was born in 1949; actor Elliott Gould, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; TV host Robin Leach, who was born in 1941 … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 28, birthdays for Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Armie Hammer

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former baseball player RON GUIDRY, who was born in 1950; sportscaster and Olympic figure skater SCOTT HAMILTON, who was born in 1958; actor ARMIE HAMMER, who was born in 1986; former Canadian Prime Minister PAUL MARTIN, who was born in 1938; former baseball … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 25, birthdays for Blake Lively, Rachael Ray, Gene Simmons

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include author MARTIN AMIS, who was born in 1949; actress ANNE ARCHER, who was born in 1947; former baseball player ALBERT BELLE, who was born in 1966; actress RACHEL BILSON, who was born in 1981; director TIM BURTON, who was born in 1958; actor SEAN CONNERY, who w … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 24, birthdays for Stephen Fry, Ava DuVernay, Marlee Matlin

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former boxer GERRY COONEY, who was born in 1956; U.S. Sen. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 23, birthdays for Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin, Jay Mohr

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor and director TONY BILL, who was born in 1940; former basketball player KOBE BRYANT, who was born in 1978; actor SCOTT CAAN, who was born in 1976; actress BARBARA EDEN, who was born in 1934; Tennessee Gov. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 22, birthdays for James Corden, Giada De Laurentiis, Tori Amos

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who was born in 1967; musician, singer and songwriter Tori Amos, who was born in 1963; actor Ty Burrell, who was born in 1967; former astronaut Gerald Paul Carr, who was born in 1932; talk show host and actor James Corden, wh … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 14, birthdays for Steve Martin, Magic Johnson, Tim Tebow

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 226th day of the year.   … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 11, birthdays for Hulk Hogan, Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 223rd day of the year. … Full Article

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