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November 4, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Matthew McConaughey celebrates his birthday today. Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 308th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Knit Sweater for Soldier; Eagle Has Wool; Hurry!”

The article focused on the Eagle selling yarn to Brooklynites in order to make sweaters for soldiers.

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“The Eagle has received letters from all the officers commanding Brooklyn regiments and from General Bell at Camp Upton, stating that they will cooperate in seeing that every Brooklyn boy gets a sweater and that garments sent for individuals will be properly delivered,” the Eagle reported.


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former first lady LAURA BUSH, who was born in 1946; rapper and music and fashion executive SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS, who was born in New York City in 1970; comedian and actress KATHY GRIFFIN, who was born in 1966; football player DEVIN HESTER, who was born in 1982; actor RALPH MACCHIO, who was born in 1962; Tony Award-winning singer and actress ANDREA MCARDLE, who was born in 1963; Oscar Award-winning actor MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, who was born in 1969; former football player ORLANDO PACE, who was born in 1975; actress MARKIE POST, who was born in 1950; actor MATTHEW RHYS, who was born in 1974; actress DORIS ROBERTS, who was born in 1930; and actress LORETTA SWIT, who was born in 1937.


WALTER CRONKITE was born on this day in 1916. A legendary American broadcast journalist, Cronkite anchored the “CBS Evening News” from 1962 to 1981, covering such monumental events as President John F. Kennedy’s assassination and the Apollo 11 moon landing. A standard bearer for exceptional television journalism, Cronkite’s integrity earned him the nickname “the most trusted man in America.” Cronkite died in New York City in July of 2009.



ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE will host a lecture titled “Does Liberalism Have a Future?” today at 11:15 a.m. at the Callahan Center (180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights) as a part of the school’s November lectures on the future of politics. For more information, visit


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

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