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September 16, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Nick Jonas celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Jeff Lombardo/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 159th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1937, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Gives Self Up In Paint Fraud.”

The article focused on the head of a varnish factory in Brooklyn admitting his part in a grand larceny and conspiracy case over $165,000.

“…the alleged frauds were committed by discounting orders for paint, never delivered to the municipality and converting the municipal checks issued in payment to the personal uses of the defendants,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer Marc Anthony, who was born in New York City in 1969; Hall of Fame basketball player Elgin Gay Baylor, who was born in 1934; actor Ed Begley Jr., who was born in 1949; actress Alexis Bledel, who was born in 1982; actress Sabrina Bryan, who was born in 1984; illusionist David Copperfield, who was born in 1956; scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., who was born in 1950; former baseball player Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, who was born in 1958; singer Nick Jonas, who was born in 1992; singer Richard Marx, who was born in 1963; singer and actress Janis Paige, who was born in 1922; actress Amy Poehler, who was born in 1971; former baseball player Tim Raines, who was born in 1959; actor Mickey Rourke, who was born in 1956; actress Susan Ruttan, who was born in 1950; actress Molly Shannon, who was born in 1964; actress Jennifer Tilly, who was born in 1961; and Hall of Fame baseball player Robin Yount, who was born in 1955.

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GENERAL MOTORS was founded on this day in 1908. The giant automobile manufacturing company was started by William Crapo “Billy” Durant, a Flint, Michigan entrepreneur.

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


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