May 8, birthdays for Bill de Blasio, Enrique Iglesias, Bill Cowher
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 128th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1908, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “New York University Class Is Suspended.”
The article focused on the junior class at NYU being suspended due to hazing activities.
“The entire junior class at NYU in Manhattan was suspended for three days … this morning, for the hazing of Henry Bloch on Wednesday,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Arrow” actor STEPHEN AMELL, who was born in 1981; author and naturalist DAVID ATTENBOROUGH, who was born in 1926; guitarist JOE BONAMASSA, who was born in 1977; sportscaster BILL COWHER, who was born in 1957; New York City Mayor BILL DE BLASIO, who was born in 1961; “Little House on the Prairie” actress MELISSA GILBERT, who was born in 1964; singer ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, who was born in 1975; “The Great Santini” actor DAVID KEITH, who was born in 1954; race car driver BOBBY LABONTE, who was born in 1964; Hall of Fame football player RONALD MANDEL LOTT, who was born in 1959; “Vineland” author THOMAS PYNCHON, who was born in 1937; comedian and actor DON RICKLES, who was born in 1926; and Captain & Tennille singer TONI TENNILLE, who was born in 1943.
HARRY S. TRUMAN was born on this day in 1884. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, succeeded to that office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 and served until 1953. Truman was the last of the nine U.S. presidents who did not attend college. He died in 1972.
THE THIRD ANNUAL Brooklyn Bridge march and rally to end gun violence will take place on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The march begins at Cadman Plaza Park, and the rally will follow the march at about 11 a.m. at City Hall Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn.
A BROOKLYN BIKE JUMBLE will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Available at the event are new or used bikes, new and used accessories, clothing, collectibles, artwork and overstocks.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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