Sept. 2, ‘Major Albert A. Day Dies’

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September 2, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Former soccer superstar Carlos Valderrama, center, celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 245th day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Major Albert A. Day Dies.”  The article focused on Major Albert A. Day, who was additionally the general agent and corresponding secretary of the Brooklyn Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, passing away the day before after four months of illness.  Day was additionally a lawyer.   

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include New York City-born Hall of Fame basketball player Nathaniel “Tiny” Archibald, who was born in 1948; sportscaster and Hall of Fame football player Terry Paxton Bradshaw, who was born in 1948; dancer and actress Marge Champion, who was born in 1919; Hall of Fame tennis player Jimmy Connors, who was born in 1952; Hall of Fame football player Eric Dickerson, who was born in 1960; “St. Elsewhere” actor Mark Harmon, who was born in 1951; “Frida” actress Salma Hayek, who was born in 1966; “Madlock” actress Linda Purl, who was born in 1955; “The Matrix” actor Keanu Reeves, who was born in 1964; former commissioner of baseball and Olympic organizer Peter Victor Ueberroth, who was born in 1937; former soccer player Carlos Valderrama, who was born in 1961; and “The Drew Carey Show” actress Cynthia Watros, who was born in 1968.  

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CHRISTA MCAULIFFE was born in 1948.  McAuliffe was a 37-year-old high school teacher when she became the first “ordinary citizen” to be in space.  She perished with six crew members in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.   

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ON THIS DAY in 1666, the Great Fire of London took place at London’s Pudding Lane.  More than 13,000 houses were destroy, though it is believed that only six lives were lost in the fire.  

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A ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN MEN’S soccer game will take place tonight at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5.  The game is at 7 p.m., and the Terriers will be defending their title as Northeast Conference champions.  

“COLD TYPE” by Harvey Araton will be featured at BookCourt today at 7 p.m.  The event includes a reading and book signing.  Araton is a sports columnist for The New York Times and additionally wrote “Driving Mr. Yogi.”  He lives in New Jersey and teaches at Montclair.  

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

 


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