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Dec. 16, birthdays for Theo James, Lesley Stahl, Benjamin Bratt

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December 16, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Divergent" star Theo James celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “One Bandit Killed; Two Officers Shot in L.I. Gun Fight.”

The article focused on two sheriffs being wounded badly after a gun battle involving burglars.

“In the very heart of Huntington, within a stone’s throw of the Town Hall and the headquarters of the Fire Department and within 200 feet of Main Street… a desperate gun battle took place last night between two deputy sheriffs and three burglar suspects,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include biochemist and cancer researcher Bruce N. Ames, who was born in 1928; television writer and producer Steven Bochco, who was born in 1943; “Miss Congeniality” actor Benjamin Bratt, who was born in 1963; “Divergent” actor Theo James, who was born in 1984; “The John Larroquette Show” actress Alison La Placa, who was born in 1959; former football player William “The Refrigerator” Perry, who was born in 1962; Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.), who was born in 1948; “60 Minutes” journalist Lesley Stahl, who was born in 1941; “Brooklyn South” actor Jon Tenney, who was born in 1961; and “Scenes from a Marriage” actress Liv Johanne Ullmann, who was born in 1939.  

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JANE AUSTEN was born on this day in 1775.  Austen was an English novelist known for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility.” She died in 1817.

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LUDWIG VAN Beethoven was born on this day in 1770.  Beethoven was regarded as one of the greatest orchestral composers of all time.  His hearing was impaired before age 30, but even total deafness did not halt his composing and conducting.  

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A FREE ONLINE TRAINING class will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Brooklyn Public Library’s Macon branch.  The age group is for adults and older adults.  The session will focus on the Metrix Learning System.  Contact metrix@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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