Feb. 10, birthdays for Elizabeth Banks, Jim Cramer, Mark Spitz
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…”
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.
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.
“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.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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