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March 10, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Music superstar Carrie Underwood celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is 69th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “5 Borough Presidents to Confer on Subway.”

The article focused on a meeting that was proposed to finalize a program for the subway system.

“In order to formulate a final platform on which the boroughs can be united in the final conferences between the city committees and the directors committees of the traction companies, Borough President McAneny has called a meeting of the five borough presidents to be held at his house in Manhattan to-morrow night,” the Eagle reported. The Eastern Parkway modification was also to be discussed.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include President of FIFA Joseph Blatter, who was born in 1936; singer Edie Brickell, who was born in 1966; the 19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell, who was born in 1947; Prince Edward, who was born in 1964; journalist Bob Greene, who was born in 1947; “A Different World” actress Jasmine Guy, who was born in 1964; “Mad Men” actor Jon Hamm, who was born in 1971; Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller, who was born in 1977; “Walker, Texas Ranger” actor Chuck Norris, who was born in 1940; sportscaster Pam Oliver, who was born in 1961; playwright David Rabe, who was born in 1940; singer Emeli Sande, who was born in 1987; “Basic Instinct” actress Sharon Stone, who was born in 1958; record producer Timbaland, who was born in 1971; “Pacific Blue” actress Shannon Tweed, who was born in 1957; and singer Carrie Underwood, who was born in 1983.

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THE FIRST U.S. PAPER money was issued on this day in 1862. After the Legal Tender Act of 1862, the first paper money was issued in denominations of $5 (Hamilton), $10 (Lincoln) and $20 (Liberty).

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“THE ODD COUPLE” premiered on this day in 1965. Neil Simon’s classic play of mismatched roommates premiered at the Plymouth Theatre. The show inspired a popular movie adaption and hit TV series.

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“SMALL MERCIES,” by Eddie Joyce, will be featured at BookCourt tonight at 7 p.m. The event will include a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  Joyce is a graduate of Harvard and currently lives in Brooklyn.

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

 


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