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Dec. 4, birthdays for Jay-Z, Jeff Bridges, Fred Armisen

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December 4, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn-born rap superstar Jay-Z celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
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ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Sentencing of Hyde Postponed by Goff Till Next Monday.”

The article focused on charges against the city’s former chamberlain being postponed.

“Charles H. Hyde, ex-chamberlain of the city, convicted of misusing his office, was not sentenced today,” the Eagle reported.  “Instead he was remanded back to the tombs until Monday when he will again be brought up for sentence.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Portlandia” actor Fred Armisen, who was born in 1966; “The Beverly Hillbillies” actor Max Baer Jr., who was born in 1937; model and actress Tyra Banks, who was born in 1973; Oscar Award-winner for “Crazy Heart” Jeff Bridges, who was born in 1949; singer and musician Chris Hillman, who was born in 1944; rapper and music executive Jay-Z, who was born in Brooklyn in 1969; Oscar Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, who was born in Brooklyn in 1964; “St. Elsewhere” actress Patricia Wettig, who was born in 1951; and jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, who was born in 1955.  

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THE FIRST EDITION of “Chase’s Calendar of Events” was delivered by the printer on this day is 1957.  Helen M. Chase, longtime chronicler of contemporary civilization as coeditor of “Chase’s Annual Events,” was born on this day in 1924.  

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“NEVER JUDGE A LADY by Her Cover,” by Sarah MacLean, will be featured at WORD bookstore’s Brooklyn branch tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Lily Everett and Cathy Maxwell will appear in conversation with MacLean in honor of her new book.  

A FREE ONLINE TRAINING information session will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library’s DeKalb branch today from 3 to 5 p.m. The session will inform attendees about the Metrix Learning System.  See www.bklynlibrary.org for more information.   

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

 


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