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June 24, birthdays for Lionel Messi, Mindy Kaling, Solange Knowles

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June 24, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Soccer's best player, Lionel Messi, celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Jorge Saenz
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 175th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1913 the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Human Pyramid and Emergency Life Net Rescue 12 at Fire.”

The article focused on a police officer saving 12 people, six of whom were children, from a fire in a thrilling rescue.

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“All chance of escape for the twelve…was seemingly cut off by the flames when Reynolds discovered the blaze, and it seemed but a matter of moments when each…would have to drop to the street from precarious holds at the windows or fall back into the flames which filled the interior of the building,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Robocop” actress NANCY ALLEN, who was born in New York City in 1950; Fleetwood Mac musician MICK FLEETWOOD, who was born in 1942; former Miss America PHYLLIS GEORGE, who was born in 1949; golfer JULI INKSTER, who was born in 1960; actress and author MINDY KALING, who was born in 1979; singer SOLANGE KNOWLES, who was born in 1986; “Knots Landing” actress MICHELE LEE, who was born in 1942; soccer player LIONEL MESSI, who was born in 1987; soccer coach PREDRAG (PREKI) RADOSAVLJEVIC, who was born in 1963; “ER” actress SHERRY STRINGFIELD, who was born in 1967; “The Borgias” actress LOTTE VERBEEK, who was born in 1982; and “Naked Lunch” actor PETER WELLER, who was born in 1947.

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HENRY WARD BEECHER was born on this day in 1813. He was the famed pastor of Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights and was the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Beecher advocated for many controversial issues of his era, including temperance and women’s suffrage, and believed in evolution and abolition. He died in Brooklyn in March 1887.

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THE CARROLL GARDENS (CGA) Association is scheduled to host an Open House for childcare workers tonight at 6 p.m., at 201 Columbia St. in Brooklyn. Attendees will meet other childcare workers in the neighborhood and learn about CGA’s free programs and services. For more information and to RSVP contact Ben at 718-243-9302 or email [email protected].

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


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