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Jan 27, birthdays for John Roberts, Bridget Fonda, Alan Cumming

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January 27, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Millionaire Arnold Asked to Pay $5,000 for Missing Daughter.” The article focused on a “rich perfumery man” receiving a letter demanding ransom for in exchange for returning his daughter.

“A faint ray of hope came to-day to the parents of the missing Dorothy Arnold, daughter of Francis Arnold, the millionaire perfumery manufacturer,” the Eagle reported.  “Sandwiched in among the many letters which the letter carrier took to the City Hall to-day was one addressed to Mr. Arnold.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, who was born in 1948; sportscaster Cris Collinsworth, who was born in 1959; “Confidential” actor James Cromwell, who was born in 1942; Tony Award-winning actor for “Cabaret” Alan Cumming, who was born in 1965; “Single White Female” actress Bridget Fonda, who was born in 1964; sportscaster Julie Foudy, who was born in 1971; model Liu Wen, who was born in 1988; pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who was born in 1944; journalist and political commentator Keith Olbermann, who was born in 1959; Chief Justice of the U.S. John G. Roberts Jr., who was born in 1955; and “The Doors” actress Mimi Rogers, who was born in 1956.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS Mozart was born on this day in 1756.  Mozart is regarded as one of the world’s greatest music makers. He died in 1791.

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AUSCHWITZ was liberated on this day in 1945. The Soviet army liberated about 6,000 prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.  It is estimated that about 1.5 million inmates were killed at Auschwitz between 1941 and liberation.

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

 

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