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Jan. 15, birthdays for Drew Brees, Pitbull, Andrea Martin

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January 15, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/David Seelig
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ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Only Twenty Men in Jobless Parade; Tilt at Hearing.”

The article focused on a job parade that didn’t receive much participation.

“A clergyman, the Rev. Dr. John Haynes Holmes of the Church of the Messiah, Manhattan, interrupted the proceedings of the Board of Estimate today and arraigned the city for neglecting the problem of the unemployed, which, he said, had reached an acute emergency, with ‘thousands starving in the streets,’” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include football player Drew Brees, who was born in 1979; “A Lesson Before Dying” author Ernest J. Gaines, who was born in 1933; “Life Goes On” actor Chad Lowe, who was born in 1968; multiple Tony Award-winner Andrea Martin, who was born in 1947; “Little Women” actress Margaret O’Brien, who was born in 1937; rapper and record producer Pitbull, who was born in 1981; and “Judgment Day” actor Mario Van Peebles, who was born in 1957.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. was born on this day in 1929.  King was a black civil rights leader, minister, advocate of nonviolence and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1964). He was assassinated in 1968. In 1983, Congress set the third Monday in January as a national holiday to recognize King’s birthday.

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THE PENTAGON was completed on this day in 1943.  The world’s largest office building with 6.5 million square feet of useable space, the Pentagon serves as headquarters for the Department of Defense.

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DROP-IN DRAWING, a drawing class, will take place tonight from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brooklyn Museum.  The class explores artists’ processes in a casual environment.  The class is open to all ages and is $8 for material fees.  Attendees will meet in the Rubin Lobby, first floor.

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

 


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