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Dec. 21, birthdays for Samuel L. Jackson, Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Romano

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December 21, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Samuel L. Jackson celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 355th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1908, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Killed by Culver Train.”

The article focused on a man being killed while riding on top of a subway car.

“Micheal J. McCarthy, a salesman, 45 years old, of 712 Ave. C, struck a pillar as the train neared the 16th Ave. station,” the Eagle reported. “He was knocked off, and falling under the wheels of the last car he was killed instantly.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include journalist and editor of The Daily Beast Tina Brown, who was born in 1953; actor Andy Dick, who was born in 1965; former TV talk show host Phil Donahue, who was born in 1935; Hall of Fame tennis player Chris Evert, who was born in 1954; Oscar Award-winning actress Jane Fonda, who was born in New York City in 1937; actor Samuel L. Jackson, who was born in 1948; actress Jane Karczmarek, who was born in 1955; actor Jackson Rathbone, who was born in 1984; comedian and actor Ray Romano, who was born in Queens in 1957; actor Kiefer Sutherland, who was born in 1966; conductor, pianist and organist Michael Tilson Thomas, who was born in 1944; former baseball player Andy Van Slyke, who was born in 1960; golfer Karrie Webb, who was born in 1974; and actor Steven Yeun, who was born in 1983.

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“SNOW WHITE AND the Seven Dwarves” premiered on this day in 1937 as America’s first full-length, Technicolor animated feature film. The process involved more than 750 artists and 1,500 colors in four years of development. Walt Disney received a special Oscar for “Snow White” along with seven miniature Oscars.

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


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