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May 5, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Chris Brown celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 125th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Baseball is Here; 25,000 See Game at Ebbets Field.”

The article focused on the Superbas and Yankees crossing bats for the first game of the season.

“Twenty-five thousand hearts thumped with joy, twenty-five thousand pairs of feet pounded the concrete floor and twenty-five thousand voices roared with delight — the day of days had at last arrived,” the Eagle reported. “Bill Dablen’s Superbas made their debut in Ebbets Field this afternoon [facing] Frank Chance’s Yankee Americans, and the baseball season of 1913 was ushered in.”

The Superbas later became the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include multiple Grammy Award-winning singer ADELE, who was born in 1988; singer CHRIS BROWN, who was born in 1989; Emmy Award-winning actress for “Caesar’s Hour” PAT CARROLL, who was born in 1927; “Man of Steel” actor HENRY CAVILL, who was born in 1983; “Henry and June” actor RICHARD E. GRANT, who was born in 1957; “The Terminator” actor LANCE HENRIKSEN, who was born in 1943; baseball player PAUL KONERKO, who was born in 1976; “Stolen Kisses” actor JEAN-PIERRE LEAUD, who was born in 1944; “Manhattan” actor MICHAEL MURPHY, who was born in 1938; hockey player ZIGGY PALFFY, who was born in 1972; actor and comedian MICHAEL PALIN, who was born in 1943; journalist and anchor BRIAN WILLIAMS, who was born in 1959; and singer and actress TINA YOTHERS, who was born in 1973.

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HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO. This Mexican national holiday recognizes the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

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TODAY IS CARTOONISTS DAY. This holiday is meant to honor all cartoonists in the industry — from those who draw comic strips and animation to those who draw cartoons for magazines.

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KARL MARX was born on this day in 1818. Marx was a German socialist and is known as the founder and father of modern communism. He wrote “Das Kapital” and (with Friedrich Engels) the “Communist Manifesto.”

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

 


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