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Jan. 13, birthdays for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Liam Hemsworth, Nate Silver

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January 13, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrates her birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Eagle Wins, Jury’s Verdict in Coler Suit.” The article focused on a former borough president suing the Eagle over libel.  

“At 2:25 o’clock this afternoon, two hours and a half after the case had been placed in its hands, the jury in the Coler-Eagle libel suit brought in a verdict absolutely vindicating the Brooklyn Daily Eagle,” the Eagle reported.  “The charge against the Eagle had been that it libeled Mr. Coler, then-borough president of Brooklyn … charging him with having an interest … in certain paving contracts in which Medina sandstone was the material specified.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include country singer Trace Adkins, who was born in 1962; “Rising Sun” Kevin Anderson, who was born in 1960; “Lord of the Rings” trilogy actor Orlando Bloom, who was born in 1977; “Cousins” actor Keith Coogan, who was born in 1970; “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey, who was born in 1966; “Baywatch” actress Nicole Eggert, who was born in 1972; sculptor and artist Frank Gallo, who was born in 1933; “The Hunger Games” actor Liam Hemsworth, who was born in 1990; hockey player Nikolai Khabibulin, who was born in 1973; “Seinfeld” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was born in 1961; “Bright Lights, Big City” writer Jay McInerney, who was born in 1955; “Night Court” actor Richard Moll, who was born in 1943; “Birds of America” author Lorrie Moore, who was born in 1957; Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, who was born in 1986; statistician and author Nate Silver, who was born in 1978; and “Cheers” actress Frances Sternhagen, who was born in 1930.

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TODAY IS POETRY at Work Day.  This recognized day, annually the second Tuesday in January, is intended to celebrate the power of poetry in the workplace.  

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“KNISH: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food,” by Laura Silver, will be featured at the Brooklyn Heights Library Branch tonight at 6:15 p.m.  Her book will be available at the event for a book signing.

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

 


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