Oct. 22, birthdays for Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Jeff Goldblum

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October 22, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Famed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Alastair Grant
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 295th day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a The Junior Eagle children’s section, which focused on new plans for the Children’s Museum, titled “Fine New Building is Planned for the Children’s Museum.”

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“The time is not far distant when the Children’s Museum … will have a splendid new building in which to continue its work,” the Eagle reported.  “The museum is part of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, which has one of the largest museums in the world…”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Olympic figure skater Brian Anthony Boitano, who was born in 1963; director of “Twister” Jan De Bont, who was born in 1943; “Repulsion” actress Catherine Deneuve, who was born in 1943; “Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who was born in 1975; “Jurassic Park” actor Jeff Goldblum, who was born in 1952; “Big Top Pee-Wee” actress Valeria Golino, who was born in 1966; Tony Award-winning actor for “Much Ado About Nothing” Derek Jacobi, who was born in 1938; “Back to the Future” films actor Christopher Lloyd, who was born in 1938; comedian Carlos Mencia, who was born in 1967; New York City-born actor for “Annie Hall” Tony Roberts, who was born in 1939; baseball player Ichiro Suzuki, who was born in 1973; and soccer manager Arsene Wenger, who was born in 1949.  

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THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS took place on this day in 1962.  Former-President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address on this date, demanded the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba.  On Oct. 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in question.  In return, the U.S. removed missiles from Turkey.  

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INTERNATIONAL STUTTERING Awareness Day is annually celebrated today.  For more information, visit www.stutteringhelp.org.

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BROOKLYN-BORN Curly Howard, comedian and vaudevillian actor, was born on this day in 1903.  Curly was the brother of Stooges Moe and Shemp.  In 1932, when brother Shemp left the Stooges, Curly took his place.  His trademark phrase is “n’yuk-n’yuks.”

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MERA AND JENNIFER Rubell will be honored at Brooklyn Museum’s 12th annual Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon at 11 a.m. today in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium.  For more information, contact [email protected].

SINGERS AND MUSICIANS are invited to audition to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Brooklyn Nets games from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Barclays Center’s Practice Court.  Auditions are open to everyone.  

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

 


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