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Sept. 19, birthdays for Jimmy Fallon, Trisha Yearwood, Columbus Short

September 19, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Late night host Jimmy Fallon, shown here with late Brooklyn native Joan Rivers, celebrates his birthday today.

Brooklyn Today

Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 262nd day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Plucky Woman Traps Two Burglar Suspects.”  The article focused on a Brooklyn woman who spotted robbers from her window and plotted to capture them.  
“It was the pluck of a woman — Mrs. Marguerita Brachold of 893 Willoughby Ave. — that brought about the capture of two alleged burglars early this morning after a sensational chase, in which one of the men got a pistol bullet in his thigh that may yet be the death of him,” the Eagle reported.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former baseball player James Anthony Abbott, who was born in 1967; Brooklyn-born comedian and actor Jimmy Fallon, who was born in 1974; actor and director Kevin Hooks, who was born in 1958; Oscar Award-winning actor for “Reversal of Fortune” Jeremy Irons, who was born in 1948; baseball player Nick Johnson, who was born in 1978; broadcast journalist Joan Lunden, who was born in 1951; “Emergency” actor Randolph Mantooth, who was born in 1945; “The Great Escape” actor David McCallum, who was born in 1933; sportscaster Joe Morgan, who was born in 1943; television journalist Soledad O’Brien, who was born in 1966; U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who was born in 1965; actor and dancer Columbus Short, who was born in 1982; “Days of Our Lives” actress Alison Sweeney, who was born in 1976; “The Boy Friend” actress Twiggy, who was born in 1949; “Batman” actor Adam West, who was born in 1928; singer, composer and Oscar Award winner for “Evergreen” Paul Williams, who was born in 1940; and singer Trisha Yearwood, who was born in 1964.  

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THE “ICEMAN” MUMMY was discovered on this day in 1991.  The mummy was found in the Austrian-Italian Alps at 10,531 feet by two hikers.  The mummy was 5,300 years old and from the late Neolithic times.  The man carried a rough bow and arrows and wore bearskin shoes.  

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THE DESIGNER OF the “Ghostbusters” logo as well as one of the film’s producers will partake in a free public talk on Saturday at Pratt Institute from 4 to 5 p.m.  

STRINGS AND SLAMS, a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event, will take place at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect on Sunday at 6 p.m.  The event includes poetry and music.  Poets featured are Tongo Eisen-Martin, Liza Jessie Peterson, Wordisbon and Ishmael Islam, who will perform with a string quartet and solos by Cornelius Dufallo, Mary Rowell, Nathan Schram and Wendy Law.  

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