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Dec. 22, birthdays for Ted Cruz, Diane Sawyer, Steve Carlton

December 22, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Brooklyn Today

ON THIS DAY in 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hylan to Fight B.R.T. Through 2 Grand Juries.”

The article focused on the mayor at the time who was attempting to prove to district attorneys that there was indecent overcrowding in subway cars on the B.R.T.

“Mayor Hylan told a delegation of South Brooklyn citizens this afternoon he would collect legal and inconvertible evidence through the various departments of the city government to prove the indecent overcrowding of the B.R.T. lines, and turn it over to the district attorneys of Kings and New York counties…” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Hall of Fame baseball player Steven Norman Carlton, who was born in 1944; U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was born in 1970; “Pretty Woman” actor Hector Elizondo, who was born in 1936; “Harry Potter” films actor Ralph Fiennes, who was born in 1962; former baseball player Steve Garvey, who was born in 1948; journalist and “ABC World News” anchor Diane K. Sawyer, who was born in 1946; and golfer Jan Stephenson, who was born in 1951.  

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THE FIRST GORILLA born in captivity was born on this day in 1956.  The gorilla was named Colo and was born at the Columbus, Ohio, zoo, weighing about 3 ¼ pounds.  

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

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