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September 8, birthdays for Bernie Sanders, Pink, David Arquette

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September 8, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Jim Cole
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ON THIS DAY IN 1927, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Boro’s Population Rises to 2,274,000.”

The article focused on population growth in Brooklyn compared to the other boroughs.

“Postmaster Albert Firmin of Brooklyn, speaking today at the weekly luncheon of the Brooklyn Rotary Club in the Hotel Bossert, said that he had written to the Census Bureau at Washington, and had learned that the population of Brooklyn was 2,274,000, as of July 1, 1927,” the Eagle reported. “This is 459,00 more than the Boro of Manhattan.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Scream” actor David Arquette, who was born in 1971; actor Alan Feinstein, who was born in New York City in 1941; “Fargo” actor Martin Freeman, who was born in 1971; Grammy Award-winning singer Pink, who was born in 1979; U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was born on this day in 1941; “All the Pretty Horses” actor Henry Thomas, who was born in 1971; “Home Improvement” actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who was born in 1981; and former hockey player Rogie Vachon, who was born in 1945.

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COUNTRY WESTERN singer Patsy Cline was born on this day in 1932. Cline was featured at the Grand Ole Opry and attained the rank of top female country singer. She died in a plane crash in March of 1963 along with singers Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas.

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“THE OPRAH Winfrey Show” premiered on this day in 1986. The daytime show was the top-rated talk show for years and was the first to be hosted by a black woman. The show finished its run on May 25, 2011. Winfrey is currently the CEO of the Oprah Winfrey Network, a general entertainment television channel.

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


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