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Oct. 3, birthdays for Clive Owen, Neve Campbell, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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October 3, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
International soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his birthday today.
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Good afternoon, Brooklyn.  Today is the 276th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “$3,500,000 Damage Claims Filed for 3 Blocks of Subway.”  The article focused on charges filed against the city for damages done to Fulton Street from Flatbush Avenue to Ashland Place.   

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“Damages aggregating nearly $4 million have been filed against the city for the three short blocks of the Fourth Avenue subway…” the Eagle reported.  “The property owners, who oppose the city acquiring the fee of the land, claim enormous damages.”  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, who was born in 1947; “Party of Five” actress Neve Campbell, who was born in 1973; musician and singer Chubby Checker, who was born in 1941; golfer Fred Couples, who was born in 1959; Hall of Fame baseball player Dennis Eckersley, who was born in 1954; “Game of Thrones” actress Lena Headey, who was born in 1973; soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was born in 1981; “From the Earth to the Moon” actress Janel Maloney, who was born in 1969; “Children of Men” actor Clive Owen, who was born in 1964;  No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, who was born in 1969; “Melrose Place” actor Jack P. Wagner, who was born in 1959; and Hall of Fame baseball player Dave Winfield, who was born in 1951.  

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THE FIRST U.S. WOMAN SENATOR was appointed on this day in 1922 by then-Gov. Thomas Hardwick of Georgia.  Rebecca Felton took the seat vacated by the death of Thomas Watson.  It was a two-day ad interim appointment.  

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HARVEY KURTZMAN was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1902.  Kurtzman was a cartoonist and the founder of Mad magazine.  He died in 1993.  

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DRAWINGS ALONG MYRTLE starts at 5 p.m. Saturday with a self-guided art walk of the exhibits, which are located at Splitty (415 Myrtle Ave.), DC Optics (390 Myrtle Ave.) and The Emerson (561 Myrtle Ave.).   There will be a reception at 7 p.m. at Splitty.

AMISTAD TOURS will take place at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 promenade on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The tour focuses on the history of the Amistad Incident of 1839 with the Amistad Crew and N.Y. Harbor School students.

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

 


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