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Feb. 10, birthdays for Elizabeth Banks, Jim Cramer, Mark Spitz

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February 10, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Elizabeth Banks celebrates her birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Silas B. Dutcher Dies on Golden Wedding Day.”

As the headline implies, the article focused on a well-established man — the aged president of the Hamilton Trust Company, to be exact — passing away on his wedding anniversary.

“Silas B. Dutcher … whose distinguished political service made him, at one time, a prominent factor in affairs of state and nation … died at his residence,” the Eagle reported. “Mr. Dutcher suffered a stroke of paralysis…”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The Hunger Games” actress Elizabeth Banks, who was born in 1974; financial analyst Jim Cramer, who was born in 1955; “Blue Velvet” actress Laura Dern, who was born in 1967; singer and songwriter Donovan, who was born in 1946; former baseball player Leonard Kyle Dykstra, who was born in 1963; singer Roberta Flack, who was born in 1939; sprinter Justin Gatlin, who was born in Brooklyn in 1982; “Diet for a Small Planet” author Frances Moore Lappe, who was born in 1944; “Hugo” actress Chloe Grace Moretz, who was born in 1997; golfer Gregory John Norman, who was born in 1955; opera singer Leontyne Price, who was born in 1927; Olympic swimmer Mark Andrew Spitz, who was born in 1950; and “Hart to Hart” actor Robert Wagner, who was born in 1930.

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THE “ALL THE NEWS That’s Fit to Print” slogan appeared on the cover of The New York Times for the first time on this day in 1897.

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“THE GLITTERING WORLD,” by Robert Levy, will be featured at 7 p.m. tonight at BookCourt. The event includes a release party, reading, audience Q&A and book signing.

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


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