August 28, birthdays for Armie Hammer, Shania Twain, Jason Priestley
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 240th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1949, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Boro Reports 26 of City’s 53 New Cases of Polio.”
The article focused on Brooklyn’s efforts to reduce the number of polio cases found in the borough by inspecting all of the movie theaters.
“[Councilmember] Mirabile pointed out that the greatest number of persons afflicted with the disease have been children under the age of 14, and that children congregate daily in motion picture houses,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former baseball player RON GUIDRY, who was born in 1950; Olympic figure skater SCOTT HAMILTON, who was born in 1958; “The Lone Ranger” actor ARMIE HAMMER, who was born in 1986; former baseball player LOU PINIELLA, who was born in 1943; “Beverly Hills 90210” actor JASON PRIESTLEY, who was born in 1969; baseball player CARLOS QUENTIN, who was born in 1982; country singer LEANN RIMES, who was born in 1982; “The Terminator” actor RICK ROSSOVICH, who was born in 1957; “General Hospital” actress EMMA SAMM, who was born in 1960; “Starsky and Hutch” actor DAVID SOUL, who was born in 1946; “Home Alone” actor DANIEL STERN, who was born in 1957; country singer SHANIA TWAIN, who was born in 1965; and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress QUVENZHANE WALLIS, who was born in 2003.
THE MARCH ON Washington took place on this day in 1963. More than 250,000 people attended this civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., at which Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous “I have a dream” speech.
THE CHURCH AVENUE BID will host its last Sidewalk Sales event of the year beginning today and lasting through Sunday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Participating merchants will offer deals on everything from back-to-school items, fall fashions, home wares, beauty supplies, electronics and more. Visit churchavenue.org for more information.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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