Feb. 24, birthdays for Floyd Mayweather, Joe Lieberman, Barry Bostwick
ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Maltbie Demands Showdown in P.S.C. on Use of City Autos.”
The article focused on a debate between a public service commissioner and colonel, regarding whether or not the commissioner was using city automobiles for private use. As the debate concluded, it turned out that the commissioner paid for the automobile.
“Public Service Commissioner Milo R. Maltbie made a boomerang out of Col. Hayward’s attempts to show that he had used the Commission’s automobiles for private use today,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Hart of Dixie” actor Wilson Bethel, who was born in 1984; “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” actor Barry Bostwick, who was born in 1945; former football player Jeff Garcia, who was born in 1970; tennis player Lleyton Hewitt, who was born in 1981; “Law & Order” actor Steven Hill, who was born in 1922; songwriter and musician Rupert Holmes, who was born in 1947; former U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), who was born in 1942; boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was born in 1977; Hall of Fame baseball player Eddie Clarence Murray, who was born in 1956; Emmy Award-winning actor for “Miami Vice” Edward James Olmos, who was born in 1947; football player Bob Sanders, who was born in 1981; soprano Renata Scotto, who was born in 1936; “Desert Hearts” actress Helen Shaver, who was born in 1951; “Fish” actor Abe Vigoda, who was born in 1921; television journalist Paula Zahn, who was born in 1956; and “Titanic” actor Billy Zane, who was born in 1966.
STEVE JOBS was born on this day in 1955. Jobs was a CEO, tech innovator, visionary and co-creator of Apple Inc. He was 39th on the Forbes Richest People in America list in 2012. He was also a college dropout who once searched for enlightenment in rural India. He died of cancer at age 56 in 2011.
TODAY IS SINGLE-TASKING DAY. This recognized day is intended to attempt single-tasking in a multi-tasking-centered world. Single-tasking increases productivity and reduces stress.
“GOING INTO THE CITY,” by Robert Christgau, will be featured at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO at 7 p.m. tonight. Christgau joins Jody Rosen in conversation to discuss his memoir that serves as a fierce love letter to music and New York City.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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