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March 2, birthdays for Daniel Craig, Chris Martin, Henrik Lundqvist

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March 2, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Daniel Craig celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1923, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Cashier Held Up in Factory Hall, Robbed of $1,350.”

The article focused on bandits stealing more than $1,000 from a company and assaulting a worker.

“In the hallway of the factory in which he is a member of the firm and cashier of the Isaac Rokeach Manufacturing Company … Arthur Schur was held up by two armed men this afternoon and robbed of $1,350,” the Eagle reported.  “He told the police that when he yelled for assistance, one of the bandits rapped him on the head with the butt end of his weapon.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, who was born in 1962; football player Reggie Bush, who was born in 1985; “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” actor Daniel Craig, who was born in 1968; “Northern Exposure” actor John Cullum, who was born in 1930; former Soviet political leader Mikhail Sergeyvich Gorbachev, who was born in 1931; “The World According to Garp” author John Irving, who was born in 1942; hockey player Henrik Lundqvist, who was born in 1982; singer and songwriter in Coldplay Chris Martin, who was born in 1977; Brooklyn native and musician Eddie Money, who was born in 1949; “Saturday Night Live” comedienne Laraine Newman, who was born in 1952; and author and journalist Tom Wolfe, who was born in 1931.

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THEODOR “DR. SEUSS” GEISEL was born on this day in 1904. Geisel was the creator of “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” among other books. His book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” was turned down 27 times before being published by Vanguard Press. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for “his contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America’s children and their parents.” He died in 1991.

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“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” premiered on this day in 1965. The perennially popular family film musical starred Julie Andrews. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning five Oscars.

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


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