Jan. 28, birthdays for Rick Ross, Nicholas Sarkozy, Alan Alda
ON THIS DAY in 1908, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Dr. Nelson Sizer Dead From Opium Poisoning.” The article focused on a coroner’s results from an investigation into a doctor’s death.
“Opium poisoning was given as the cause of the death of Dr. Nelson Buell Sizer last night at his home…” the Eagle reported. “There is some mystery as to whether the poison was taken as an accidental overdose, or with the deliberate purpose of suicide.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Paper Lion” actor Alan Alda, who was born in 1936; “Dallas” actor John Beck, who was born in 1943; Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis, who was born in 1986; “Dallas” actress Susan Howard, who was born in 1943; “When Harry Met Sally” actress Harley Jane Kozak, who was born in 1957; singer Sarah McLachlan, who was born in 1968; “Mindhunters” actress Kathryn Morris, who was born in 1969; artist and sculptor Claes Oldenburg, who was born in 1929; rapper Rick Ross, who was born in 1976; former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, who was born in 1955; U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who was born in 1947; and “Lord of the Rings” actor Elijah Wood, who was born in 1981.
THE PICCARD twins were born on this day in 1884. The Piccards were scientists and explorers. Auguste and Jean Felix Piccard were known for record-setting balloon ascensions into the atmosphere.
THE CHALLENGER space shuttle exploded on this day in 1986. The Challenger STS-51L exploded 74 seconds into its flight. Hundreds of millions around the world watched television replays of the horrifying event that killed seven people.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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