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Dec. 18, birthdays for Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Keith Richards

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December 18, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brad Pitt, left, as Ben Rickert  "The Big Short," from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises. It's Pitt's birthday today. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures via AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 352nd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Officers of 106th Return on Celtic.”

The article focused on an ocean liner that brought 2,267 veterans back to New York after the first World War.

“As on the other steamers that have brought back troops this week, there were scores of Brooklyn and Long Island men who shared in the welcome…,” the Eagle reported. “Most of them were men who had fought with the 106th Inf. at Mount Kemmel and at the Hindenburg line; men who had been wounded in those great feats of war, and men who had at their tongues’ ends the wonderful story of gallantry and bravery that had distinguished our former 14th, 23rd and 47th Regiment ‘boys’ overseas.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer CHRISTINA AGUILERA, who was born on Staten Island in 1980; actor JOSH DALLAS, who was born in 1981; actress RACHEL GRIFFITHS, who was born in 1968; actress KATIE HOLMES, who was born in 1978; actor RAY LIOTTA, who was born in 1955; movie critic and author LEONARD MALTIN, who was born in New York City in 1950; author MICHAEL MOORCOCK, who was born in 1939; former basketball player CHARLES OAKLEY, who was born in 1963; actor BRAD PITT, who was born in 1964; musician and singer KEITH RICHARDS, who was born in 1943; and Oscar Award-winning filmmaker STEVEN SPIELBERG, who was born in 1947.

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BROOKLYN CENTER for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will host a performance of “The Snow Maiden” on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Whitman Theatre. In this Russian Christmas version of the Cinderella story, Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) transforms a poor young girl into the beautiful Snow Maiden after proving her worthiness. For more information, visit brooklyncenter.org.

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


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