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April 9, birthdays for Kristen Stewart, Leighton Meester, Marc Jacobs

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April 9, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This image released by IFC Films shows Kristen Stewart, whose birthday is today, in a scene from "Clouds of Sils Maria." AP Photo/IFC Films
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 99th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Find Lillian Norton Roaming in Streets.”

The article focused on a runaway Brooklyn teenager being taken home by her father. She ran away at the behest of a young man she loved.

“Mrs. Joseph Norton … has been worrying for three weeks over the disappearance of her 19-year-old daughter, Lillian,” the Eagle reported. “Miss Norton disappeared three weeks ago from her home, and during that time, nothing was heard from or of her.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Playboy founder HUGH HEFNER, who was born in 1926; fashion designer MARC JACOBS, who was born in 1963; “Friday Night Lights” actor TAYLOR KITSCH, who was born in 1932; journalist and editor PAUL KRASSNER, who was born in 1932; “The Waltons” actress MICHAEL LEARNED, who was born in 1939; songwriter, pianist and mathematician TOM LEHRER, who was born in 1928; “Gossip Girl” actress LEIGHTON MEESTER, who was born in 1986; “Sex and the City” actress CYNTHIA NIXON, who was born in 1966; “The Cosby Show” actress KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM, who was born in 1979; “The Rookie” actor DENNIS QUAID, who was born in 1954; “Twilight” saga films actress KRISTEN STEWART, who was born in 1990; and race car driver JACQUES VILLENEUEVE, who was born in 1971.

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THE CIVIL WAR ENDED on this day in 1865. At 1:30 p.m., Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army, ending four years of civil war. Grant wrote the terms of surrender. The death toll for the Civil War is estimated at 500,000 men.

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TONIGHT AND TOMORROW, a film and discussion featuring Judy Chicago will take place at the Brooklyn Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at 7 p.m., where Chicago’s documentary “A Butterfly for Brooklyn” will be premiered. The event is free with museum admission.

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

 


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