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Nov. 25, birthdays for Joe Gibbs, Christina Applegate, Ben Stein

November 25, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Hall of Fame football coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, left, celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

Hall of Fame football coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, left, celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 329th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “J.K. M’Guire Due Here on Thanksgiving Day; Will be Met on Steamer.”

The article focused on a former mayor of Syracuse who was indicted for a misdemeanor at the time.  

“James E. McGuire [is] indicated for a misdemeanor in having requested, as alleged, a $5,000 contribution to the Democratic campaign fund,” the Eagle reported.  McGuire was due in Brooklyn on Thanksgiving Day, according to the district attorney at the time.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Anchorman” actress Christina Applegate, who was born in 1971; “Twilight” saga films actor Billy Burke, who was born in 1966; sportscaster Cris Carter, who was born in 1965; “Gossip Girl” actress Katie Cassidy, who was born in 1986; former baseball player and manager Bucky Dent, who was born in 1951; Brooklyn-born “Entourage” actor Jerry Ferrara, who was born in 1979; Hall of Fame football coach Joe Jackson Gibbs, who was born in 1940; singer Amy Grant, who was born in 1960; “Law & Order” actress Jill Hennessy, who was born in 1969; “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” actor Joel Kinnaman, who was born in 1979; former football player Bernie Joseph Kosar Jr., who was born in 1963; Emmy Award-winning actor for “Night Court” John Larroquette, who was born in 1947; Hall of Fame football player Lenny Moore, who was born in 1933; “My Name Is Earl” actor Eddie Steeples, who was born in 1973; and actor and journalist Ben Stein, who was born in 1944.  

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JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. was born on this day in 1960.  Son of former President John F. Kennedy, he was a lawyer and editor of George magazine.  He died in a plane crash in 1999.

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ANDREW CARNEGIE was born on this day in 1835.  Carnegie was an American financier, philanthropist and benefactor of more than 2,500 libraries.  Among his endowments are the Carnegie Hall, the Carnegie Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He died in 1919.

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FIRE BREATHING Book Wyrms Book Club will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. tonight at the Bay Ridge Library (7223 Ridge Blvd.).  “Ninth Ward,” by Jewell Parker Rhodes, will be discussed.  

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

 


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