August 25, ‘Hylan Accuses Primary Foes of Paying Bribes’

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August 25, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Legendary television host Regis Philbin celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 237th day of the year.


ON THIS DAY in 1925, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hylan Accuses Primary Foes of Paying Bribes.”  The article focused on the then-Mayor Hylan who accused mayoral candidate Frank D. Waterman for paying bribes.  

“‘Everybody knows that Waterman, like Walker, is a part of the traction combination to get control of the city government,’” said a statement from Hylan, the Eagle reported.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The Information” author Martin Amis, who was born in 1949; former baseball player Albert Belle, who was born in 1966; “Hart of Dixie” actress Rachel Bilson, who was born in 1981; “Edward Scissorhands” director Tim Burton, who was born in 1958; “The Hunt for Red October” actor Sean Connery, who was born in 1930; singer and songwriter Elvis Costello, who was born in 1954; country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who was born in 1961; Governor of Georgia Nathan Deal, who was born in 1942; “The Day of the Jackal” author Frederick Forsyth, who was born in 1938; “The Silence of the Lambs” actor Anthony Heald, who was born in 1944; “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, who was born in 1987; New York City-born “Live with Regis & Kelly” television personality Regis Philbin, who was born in 1933; chef and cookbook author Rachael Ray, who was born in 1968; “The Deer Hunter” actor John Savage, who was born in 1949; jazz musician Wayne Shorter, who was born in 1933; KISS musician Gene Simmons, who was born in 1949; “True Blood” actor Alexander Skarsgard, who was born in 1976; “Steel Magnolias” actor Tom Skerritt, who was born in 1933; and “One Life to Live” actor Blair Underwood, who was born in 1964.  


THIS WEEK IS the 26th annual Be Kind to Humankind Week. Daily affirmation themes include: Consideration Monday, Touch a Heart Tuesday, Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Forgive Your Foe Friday.  


“THE WIZARD OF OZ” was released on this day in 1939. The movie was directed by Victor Fleming and starred Judy Garland and Frank Morgan.  It won Academy Awards for best original music score and best song for “Over the Rainbow.”


AUTHOR PETER SNOW’s “When Britain Burned the White House” will be featured at BookCourt tonight at 7 p.m. The event includes a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  

Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.   

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