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March 17, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
NBA All-Star Kyle Korver celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 76th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Loyal Sons of Ireland, Ready to Brave Storm, March Under Sunny Sky.”

The article focused on a Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day parade, where thousands gathered on Bedford Avenue.

“When the sun came out from behind the clouds at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon, the very hour fixed for the start of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the heart of every Irishman leapt with joy and the Weather Bureau was once more put in the wrong,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include basketball coach DANIEL RAY AINGE, who was born in 1959; “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” actress LESLEY-ANNE DOWN, who was born in 1954; “Dallas” actor PATRICK DUFFY, who was born in 1949; composer and musician PAUL HORN, who was born in 1930; basketball player KYLE KORVER, who was born in 1981; “Godzilla” actress VICKI LEWIS, who was born in 1960; “The West Wing” actor ROB LOWE, who was born in 1964; “Elvis” actor KURT RUSSELL, who was born in 1951; “Forrest Gump” actor GARY SINISE, who was born in 1955; and “Passions” actress NATALIE ZEA, who was born in 1975.

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HAPPY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY. This holiday commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick. He left his home in England to introduce Christianity to the Irish. New York City hosts an annual parade in honor of Saint Patrick. The estimated attendance for the New York parade is 2 million.

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NAT “KING” COLE was born on this day in 1919. Cole was the first black entertainer to host a national television show. His many songs included “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song” and “Unforgettable.”

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


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