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Jan. 29, birthdays for Oprah Winfrey, Adam Lambert, Tom Selleck

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January 29, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Oprah Winfrey celebrates her birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Tale of Many Forgeries Told Without a Blush.” The article focused on a “lively” forgery trial.

“The wholesale forgeries and other crimes of Arthur D. Campbell, former cashier of the Borough Bank, were revealed to-day out of Campbell’s own mouth in an attempt to discredit his testimony against William Gov,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The Big Bang Theory” actress Sara Gilbert, who was born in 1975; “The Hangover” actress Heather Graham, who was born in 1970; “Daddy We Hardly Knew You” author Germaine Greer, who was born in 1939; former hockey player Dominik Hasek, who was born in 1965; “Parenthood” actor Sam Jaeger, who was born in 1977; “It’s a Living” actress Ann Jillian, who was born in 1951; “Independence Day” actor Andrew Keegan, who was born in 1979; sportscaster Stacey King, who was born in 1967; singer and television personality Adam Lambert, who was born in 1982; actor and Olympic diver Gregory Efthimios Louganis, who was born in 1960; “Murder One” actress Bobbie Phillips, who was born in 1972; “The Graduate” actress Katharine Ross, who was born in 1943; “Blue Bloods” actor Tom Selleck, who was born in 1945; “NYPD Blue” actor Nick Turturro, who was born in 1962; and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who was born in 1954.

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“THE RAVEN,” by Edgar Allan Poe, was published on this day in 1845. The work was one of the most famous poems in American literature and was published in New York’s Evening Mirror newspaper. The poem was originally published anonymously.

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“THE BOOK OF LOVE,” by Roger Rosenblatt, will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center.  See bklynlibrary.org for more information.

A PALLIATIVE CARE SYMPOSIUM will take place from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. The event includes a keynote address from Dr. Patricia Bomba.

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


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