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Feb. 26, birthdays for Michael Bolton, Erykah Badu, Marshall Faulk

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February 26, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Michael Bolton celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP

ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Professionalism Is Charged in Local Polo Tournament.”

The article focused on some competitive drama at a local polo tournament.

“Charges of professionalism were made today against several of the players in the recent polo tournament at the Riding and Driving Club for the Leeming Polo Cup, announced in literature issued by the Riding and Driving Club as the ‘Indoor Polo Championship of New York City,’” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer Erykah Badu, who was born in 1972; singer Michael Bolton, who was born in 1953; singer and songwriter Fats Domino, who was born in 1928; sportscaster Marshall Faulk, who was born in 1973; and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who was born in 1958.

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JOHNNY CASH was born on this day in 1932. The iconic country music star was born J.R. Cash in Arkansas. His career spanned the 1950s and ’60s, and he is most known for hits “I Walk the Line,” “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors and died in 2003.

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“COMMUNIST MANIFESTO” was published on this day in 1848. The manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as a collection of ideas for Socialist and Communist movements at the time.

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THE WORLD TRADE Center bombing of 1993 took place on this day that year. A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000.

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


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