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Feb. 5, birthdays for Hank Aaron, Cristiano Ronaldo, Carlos Tevez

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February 5, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Soccer megastar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1904, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Ran Away to Seek Mamma, But Nurse Got Loughton.”

The article focused on a custody battle.

“Loughton Thayer Smith, the 8-year-old boy over whose custody Arthur L. J. Smith and Mrs. Florence Thayer Smith have engaged in a bitter contest in the Supreme Court in Brooklyn, and who was awarded to the custody of the father pending the trial of the mother’s action for divorce, ran away from his father’s house …” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Hall of Fame baseball player and baseball executive Hank Aaron, who was born in 1934; Hall of fame baseball player Roberto Alomar, who was born in 1968; singer Bobby Brown, who was born in 1969; country singer Sara Evans, who was born in 1971; writer and comedian Christopher Guest, who was born in 1948; “Hannah and Her Sisters” actress Barbara Hershey, who was born in 1948; actor and producer David Alan Ladd, who was born in 1947; “Miami Blues” actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, who was born in 1962; “The Savages” actress Laura Linney, who was born in 1964; “Everyone’s Money Book” financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn, who was born in 1941; “Georgy Girl” actress Charlotte Rampling, who was born in 1946; soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, who was born in 1985; “Falcon Crest” actor Michael Sheen, who was born in 1969; Hall of Fame football player Roger Thomas Staubach, who was born in 1942; soccer player Carlos Tevez, who was born in 1984; and auto racer Derrell Waltrip, who was born in 1947.


AN “INSIDER ART: Recent Curatorial Approaches to Self-Taught Art” panel will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Brooklyn Museum. Matthew Higgs will moderate the panel that will discuss approaches to “self-taught” and so-called “outsider” artists.  See for more information.

THE SECOND UTICA AVENUE Select Bus Service Community Advisory Meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Office of Councilmember Darlene Mealy (1757 Union St.).  The meeting will discuss street design and bus stop locations for future service B46.


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


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