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Nov. 4, birthdays for Matthew McConaughey, Sean Combs, Laura Bush

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November 4, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Alright, alright, alright. It's actor Matthew McConaughey's birthday today. Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Happy Election Day.  Today is the 308th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Henry E. Pierrepont Dead at his Home.” The article focused on Henry Evelyn Pierrepont passing away in his sleep.  

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“Pierrepont, one of Brooklyn’s leading citizens, died this morning at 7 o’clock at the Pierrpont mansion,” the Eagle reported.  “He had been ill for three years of arterioscierosis and passed away in his sleep.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former First Lady Laura Bush, who was born in 1946; rapper and music and fashion executive Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was born in 1970; comedienne and actress in “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List” Kathy Griffin, who was born in 1966; football player Devin Hester, who was born in 1982; “The Karate Kid” actor Ralph Macchio, who was born in 1962; singer and Tony Award-winner for “Annie” Andrea McArdle, who was born in 1963; “The Lincoln Lawyer” actor Matthew McConaughey, who was born in 1969; football player Orlando Pace, who was born in 1975; “Night Court” actress Markie Post, who was born in 1950; “Everybody Loves Raymond” actress Doris Roberts, who was born in 1930; and “M*A*S*H” actress Loretta Swit, who was born in 1937.  

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GENERAL ELECTION DAY is today.  Annually the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, many state and local government elections are held on this day (as well as presidential and congressional elections in the appropriate years).  

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USE YOUR COMMON SENSE DAY is today.  This day, falling on Will Rogers’ birthday, is a day meant to celebrate common sense in business and in life.  

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COMMUNITY BOARD 2 will hold its monthly economic development and health committee meetings today and tomorrow at 6 p.m. respectively.  Today’s meeting, focusing on economic development, will take place at Long Island University’s Hetcalfe Hall in the Jonas Board Room.  Meredith Phillips Almeida, executive director of Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, will present a business outreach effort.  

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

 


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