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October 9, birthdays for David Cameron, Steve McQueen, Tony Shaloub

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October 9, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
British Prime Minister David Cameron celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Jon Super
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 282nd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1936, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Divine Angels Win Earthly Plea to Vote Under Heavenly Names.”

The article focused on the question of voter registration names that sounded “fanciful” or “bizarre.”

“…the Board of Elections is not supposed to act as ‘censor,’ Supreme Court Justice William T. Collins… said today in upholding the right of a number of angels of Father Divine to register under their religious names, such as Peaceful Magdalene, Pleasant Day, Beacon Light and Beautiful Bloom.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor SCOTT BAKULA, who was born in 1954; singer JACKSON BROWNE, who was born in 1950; actor ZACHERY TY BRYAN, who was born in 1981; Prime Minister of Great Britain DAVID CAMERON, who was born in 1966; actor COLIN DONNELLl, who was born in 1982; country singer SCOTTY MCCREERY, who was born in 1993; Oscar Award-winning director STEVE MCQUEEN, who was born in 1969; cartoonist RUSSELL MYERS, who was born in 1938; actor MICHAEL PARE, who was born in Brooklyn in 1959; former baseball player JOE PEPITONE, who was born in New York City in 1940; actor BRANDON ROUTH, who was born in 1979; Emmy Award-winning actor TONY SHALHOUB, who was born in 1953; actor DONALD SINDEN, who was born in 1923; Hall of Fame football player MIKE SINGLETARY, who was born in 1958; former golfer ANNIKA SORESTAM, who was born in 1970; and writer and actor ROBERT WUHL, who was born in 1951.

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JOHN LENNON was born on this day in 1940. An English composer, musician and member of The Beatles, the sensationally popular group of musical performers who captivated audiences throughout the world, Lennon was a fervent activist for peace. He was murdered in New York City in 1980.

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE’s Theater Department presents “Middletown,” premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. and running Oct. 10 and Oct. 13-17, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on both Saturdays. All performances will take place in the Whitman Theater in Flatbush. For more information, visit the Department of Theater web page at http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/theater.    

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

 


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