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Jan. 5, birthdays for Bradley Cooper, Charlie Rose, January Jones

January 5, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures

Brooklyn Today

ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “McCall Hotly Vows He’ll Force B.R.T. to a ‘Showdown.’”

The article focused on conflict between the heads of the Public Service Commission and the B.R.T.

“‘There’s going to be a showdown between the Public Service Commission and the B.R.T. in reference to transit conditions in Brooklyn, and I want it distinctly understood that we mean business,’” the Eagle reported Chairman Edward E. McCall of the transit board saying.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Silver Linings Playbook” actor Bradley Cooper, who was born in 1975; former football player Warrick Dunn, who was born in 1975; Oscar Award-winning actor for “Tender Mercies” Robert Duvall, who was born in 1931; “The Name of the Rose” author Umberto Eco, who was born in 1932; choreographer and television personality Carrie Ann Inaba, who was born in 1968; “Mad Men” actress January Jones, who was born in 1978; Oscar Award-winning actress for “Annie Hall” Diane Keaton, who was born in 1946; “The Nancy Drew Mysteries” actress Pamela Sue Martin, who was born in 1954; 42nd Vice President of the U.S. Walter Frederick Mondale, who was born in 1928; and newscaster Charlie Rose, who was born in 1942.

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TONIGHT IS the Twelfth Night of the medieval Christmas festivities before the Epiphany on Jan. 6.  Epiphany is also known as Old Christmas Day and Twelfthtide.

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“ALL MY CHILDREN” premiered on this day in 1970.  The ABC show became a top-rated soap opera by the 1978-79 season.

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

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