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August 21, birthdays for Usain Bolt, Hayden Panettiere, Brody Jenner

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August 21, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Track and field legend Usain Bolt celebrates his birthday today.
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 233rd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1936, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Drunken Cop Rams Wagon, Hurls Driver Off Bridge to Death.”

The article focused on a police officer causing the death of another driver in an automobile and horse-drawn truck accident on the Williamsburg Bridge.

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“Charles Schlanger… was hurled 100 feet to his death,” the Eagle reported. “The policeman was pronounced intoxicated and unfit for duty.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Olympic gold medalist in track USAIN BOLT, who was born in 1986; AOL founder STEVE CASE, who was born in 1958; “Sex and the City” actress KIM CATTRALL, who was born in 1956; singer JACKIE DESHANNON, who was born in 1944; “Downton Abbey” actress JOANNE FROGGATT, who was born in 1980; television personality BRODY JENNER, who was born in 1983; former football player JIM MCMAHON, who was born in 1959; “Nashville” actress HAYDEN PANETTIERE, who was born in 1989; singer KENNY ROGERS, who was born in 1938; actor, director and playwright MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, who was born in 1932; “The Truman Show” director PETER WEIR, who was born in 1944; actor CLARENCE WILLIAMS III, who was born in New York City in 1939; and actress ALICIA WITT, who was born in 1975.


WILT CHAMBERLAIN was born on this day in 1936. The Basketball Hall of Fame center died in October of 1999.


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

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