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October 7, birthdays for Vladimir Putin, Simon Cowell, John Mellencamp

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October 7, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his birthday today. Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 280th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Burglar Was a Tomcat.”

The article focused on a burglary scare in Fort Hamilton.

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“… Detectives Henne and Dwyer, with half a dozen bluecoats, noiselessly crept up the stoop and entered the house,” the Eagle reported. “With drawn clubs and revolvers the braves searched room after room with no results. As Henne was turning the light low in the dining room, something sparkling from under a lounge attracted him and he demanded, ‘Come out or I’ll shoot.’ The response was ‘M-e-o-w-a-r-o-w.’”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor SHAWN ASHMORE, who was born in 1979; comedian and TV personality JOY BEHAR, who was born in Brooklyn in 1943; singer TONI BRAXTON, who was born in 1967; actor MATT BOMER, who was born in 1977; TV producer and personality SIMON COWELL, who was born in 1959; conductor CHARLES DUTOIT, who was born in 1936; novelist THOMAS KENEALLY, who was born in 1935; cellist YO-YO MA, who was born in 1955; singer and songwriter JOHN MELLENCAMP, who was born in 1951; President of Russia VLADIMIR PUTIN, who was born in 1952; Olympic figure skater MAXIM TRAKOV, who was born in 1983; and South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize recipient DESMOND TUTU, who was born in 1931.


Composition and Lighting in Brooklyn Bridge Park will take place tonight at 6:30 p.m. as a part of the Wednesday Night Tours for the fall season. Attendees will explore the fundamentals of basic photography while capturing the beauty of the park with photographer Alexa Hoyer. For more information, visit


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

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