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August 20, birthdays for Robert Plant, Amy Adams, Demi Lovato

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August 20, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Demi Lovato celebrates her birthday today.

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 232nd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1932, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Full Week Goal Set for Flying Boudoir.”

The article focused on two Long Island women breaking the record for the longest time flying a plane.

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“It was 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon that the old record of 123 hours, set by Edna May Cooper and Bobby Trout at Los Angeles, fell,” the Eagle reported. “The new record breakers’ [Frances Marsalis and Louise Thaden] manager…announced that a goal of a full week in the air had been set.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “American Hustle” actress AMY ADAMS, who was born in 1975; “The Contender” actress JOAN ALLEN, who was born in 1956; former baseball player ANDY BENES, who was born in 1967; journalist CONNIE CHUNG, who was born in 1946; snowboarder TARA DAKIDES, who was born in 1975; “Mike & Molly” actor BILLY GARDELL, who was born in 1969; baseball player TODD HELTON, who was born in 1973; boxing promoter DON KING, who was born in 1931; former baseball player MARK EDWARD LANGSTON, who was born in 1960; actress and singer DEMI LOVATO, who was born in 1992; singer ROBERT PLANT, who was born in 1948; television personality AL ROKER, who was born in Brooklyn in 1954; and “The Commish” actress THERESA SALDANA, who was born in Brooklyn in 1955.

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H.P. LOVECRAFT was born on this day in 1890. Lovecraft was a renowned master of American Gothic literature and is known for his work “The Call of Cthulhu,” among others. He died in March of 1937.


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


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