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September 21, birthdays for Bill Murray, Stephen King, Luke Wilson

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September 21, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Bill Murray, who won an Emmy award on Sunday, celebrates his birthday today. Jojo Whilden/HBO via AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 264th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Draft Marriages After August 5 No Bar to Service.”

The article focused on a new rule that held marriages after a certain date should be disregarded when considering who can be exempt of the draft.

“The fact of dependency resulting from the marriage of a registrant of the class of September, 1918, who has married since the date of the introduction in Congress of the act requiring his registration, to wit… will be disregarded as a ground for deferred classification,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Oscar Award-winning filmmaker ETHAN COEN, who was born in 1957; singer LEONARD COHEN, who was born in 1934; actor DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT, who was born in 1960; former baseball player CECIL GRANT FIELDER, who was born in 1963; actress and author FANNIE FLAGG, who was born in 1944; Hall of Fame basketball player ARTIS GILMORE, who was born in 1949; country singer FAITH HILL, who was born in 1967; author STEPHEN KING, who was born in 1947; TV journalist BILL KURTIS, who was born in 1940; actress RICKI LAKE, who was born in New York City in 1968; actor ROB MORROW, who was born in 1962; actor BILL MURRAY, who was born in 1950; television personality NICOLE RICHIE, who was born in 1981; poet KAY RYAN, who was born in 1945; actress NANCY TRAVIS, who was born in New York City in 1961; and actor LUKE WILSON, who was born in 1971.

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H.G. WELLS was born on this day in 1866. Wells wrote many famous books, including “The War of the Worlds,” and died in London in August of 1946. “Human history,” he wrote, “becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

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EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE at Brooklyn will hold an informational session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs today at 3 p.m. at 177 Livingston St., sixth floor. For additional information, visit esc.edu.

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


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