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Dec. 23, birthdays for Jim Harbaugh, Susan Lucci, Hanley Ramirez

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December 23, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “2 Congregational Churches to Unite.” The article focused on two churches that were finalizing merging plans at the time.

“Negotiations are under way, and have practically been completed, according to reports that gained currency today, for a merger of the United Congregational Church … with the Central Congregational Church,” the Eagle reported.  “While the plans for the merger have not been disclosed, it is stated from an authentic source that it will mean the abandonment of the Lee Avenue edifice as a piece of worship…”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Emperor of Japan Akihito, who was born in 1933; poet and author Robert Bly, who was born in 1926; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom Carol Ann Duffy, who was born in 1955; hockey player Scott Gomez, who was born in 1979; football coach and former player James Joseph Harbaugh, who was born in 1963; “All My Children” actress Susan Lucci, who was born in 1949; “The Rookies” actor Gerald O’Loughlin, who was born in 1921; and baseball player Hanley Ramirez, who was born in 1983.

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THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM was established on this day in 1913.  The system serves as the nation’s central bank with the responsibility for execution of monetary policy.  

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THE FIRST NONSTOP flight around the world without refueling took place on this day in 1987.  Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager set the new world record of 216 hours of continuous flying, which broke their previous record of 111 hours.

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A CHESS FOR TEENS tutorial will take place today from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Stone Avenue Library in Brownsville.  The chess tutorial is intended for teens.  A professional coach will teach beginners the rules and strategies of chess.  

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

 

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