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Sept. 24, birthdays for Nia Vardalos, Kevin Sorbo, Paul Hamm

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September 25, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Nia Vardalos, screenwriter and actress for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” celebrates her birthday today.
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 267th day of the year. 

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ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “‘Morally Impossible’ to Retain Place, Says Engineer H.B. Seaman.” The article focused on the chief engineer of the Public Service Commission at the time resigning. 
“Henry B. Seaman, who yesterday announced his resignation as chief engineer of the Public Service Commission, told a representative of the Eagle to-day that it was because he had been asked to do matters in connection with the Broadway-Lexington avenue subway system that made it ‘morally and professionally’ impossible for him to stay,” the Eagle reported. 

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “NYPD Blue”actor Gordon Clapp, who was born in 1948; New York City-born journalist Alan Colmes, who was born in 1950; Olympic gymnast Morgan Hamm, who was born in 1982; Olympic gymnast Paul Hamm, who was born in 1982; singer and actress Sheila MacRae, who was born in 1923; former baseball player Rafael Corrales Palmeiro, who was born in 1964; “Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo, who was born in 1958; and screenwriter and actress for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” Nia Vardalos, who was born in 1962. 

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F. SCOTT FITZGERALD was born on this day in 1896.  Fitzgerald was an American short-story writer and novelist.  He wrote “The Great Gatsby,” “This Side of Paradise” and “Tender is the Night.” He died in 1940. 

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NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY is today.  This day is meant to celebrate the lowly comma, the correctly-used quotation mark and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the ellipsis….

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“60 MINUTES” was first premiered on this day in 1968.  The show is TV’s longest-running prime-time program.  It was originally hosted by Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace. 

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“RUNNING, EATING, THINKING: A Vegan Anthology,” edited by Martin Rowe, will be featured at BookCourt tonight at 7 p.m.  The event features a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  The book explores the connections between running and veganism. 

THIS WEEK’S Wednesday Night Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park is an interactive fall photography tour.  The tour will focus on the fundamentals of street photography with Brooklyn Bridge Park photographer Alexa Hoyer.  The event is at 6:30 p.m. at the Pier 1 entrance. 

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


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