Feb. 11, birthdays for Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Palin, Taylor Lautner
ON THIS DAY in 1903, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Two Systems of Loops For Over-River Traffic.” The article focused on an “ingenious” plan in the works that would benefit Brooklyn.
“While the arrangement of elevated railroad lines at the terminals of the new bridges comes properly under the jurisdiction of either the Rapid Transit Commission or that of the Department of Bridges, a possible arrangement of such lines has suggested itself to Chief Engineer Lewis of the Board of Estimate…” the Eagle reported. The chief engineer had also suggested a tunnel under the East River.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston, who was born in 1969; U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who was born in 1962; chef Paul Bocuse, who was born in 1926; singer and actress Brandy, who was born in 1979; singer and musician Sheryl Crow, who was born in 1962; “The Tudors” actress Natalie Dormer, who was born in 1982; “Twilight” actor Taylor Lautner, who was born in 1992; “Band of Brothers” actor Damian Lewis, who was born in 1971; “The Stepford Wives” actress Tina Louise, who was born in 1934; “Law & Order” actress Carey Lowell, who was born in 1961; musician and bandleader Sergio Mendes, who was born in 1941; 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who was born in 1964; and “Hooper” actor Burt Reynolds, who was born in 1936.
THOMAS EDISON was born on this day in 1847. Edison was an American inventive genius and holder of more than 1,200 patents. Edison said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” His birthday is widely known as Inventor’s Day. He died in 1931.
NELSON MANDELA was released from prison on this day in 1990. After serving more than 27 years behind bars, South Africa’s revolutionary politician was a free man.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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