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October 28, birthdays for Bill Gates, Caitlyn Jenner, Julia Roberts

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October 28, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress Julia Roberts celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 301st day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1923, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Jeffry Farnol Predicts Double Morals Standard Soon for English Women.”

The article focused on the “surplus of women in England.”

“’Speaking of British morals,’ he declared, ‘the English women will knock down the single standard of morality enjoyed by the men only at the present time and establish a double standard for themselves in the near future. No longer will the English woman get the thing end, while the men are given the fat end,’” the Eagle reported Farnol as saying.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress JANE ALEXANDER, who was born in 1939; musician CHARLIE DANIELS, who was born in 1936; actor JEREMY DAVIES, who was born in 1969; former football player TERRELL DAVIS, who was born in 1972; actor DENNIS FRANZ, who was born in 1944; philanthropist and former computer software executive BILL GATES, who was born in 1955; actress JAMI GERTZ, who was born in 1965; actress LAUREN HOLLY, who was born in 1963; singer and actress TELMA HOPKINS, who was born in 1948; former Olympic gold medalist CAITLYN JENNER, who was born in 1949; country singer BRAD PAISLEY, who was born in 1972; actress ANNIE POTTS, who was born in 1952; actor ANDY RICHTER, who was born in 1966; Oscar Award-winning actress JULIA ROBERTS, who was born in 1967; and actor MATT SMITH, who was born in 1982.

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THE NEW YORK CITY Transit Museum debuts its newest exhibition, “The Secret Life of 370 Jay Street,” today, which explores the behind the scenes activity of the headquarters of New York’s evolving transit agencies, and looks at its exciting future. For more information, visit web.mta.info/mta/museum.

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY was founded on this day in 1636. The school was created in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the Massachusetts General Court voted to provide 400 British pounds for a “schoale or colledge.”

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

 


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