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December 30, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
LeBron James celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 364th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1927, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Autopsy Reveals Actress Slain by Crushing Blows.”

The article focused on vaudevillian actress Mary Harrington, 29, whose autopsy showed she was murdered.

“The murderer had beaten the woman with a blunt instrument until her head was battered out of shape, the autopsy showed,” the Eagle reported. “… Death was directly caused by brain hemorrhage, resulting from these blows.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor and writer JOSEPH BOLOGNA, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; director JAMES BURROWS, who was born in 1940; actress ALIZA DUSHKU, who was born in 1980; journalist and TV and radio host SEAN HANNITY, who was born in New York City in 1981; basketball player LEBRON JAMES, who was born in 1984; Hall of Fame baseball player SANDY KOUFAX, who was born in Brooklyn in 1935; actress KRISTIN KREUK, who was born in 1982; anchor MATT LAUER, who was born in 1957; basketball player KENYON MARTIN, who was born in 1977; singer and songwriter MICHAEL NESMITH, who was born in 1942; singer PATTI SMITH, who was born in 1946; actor RUSS TAMBLYN, who was born in 1935; actress CONCETTA TOMEI, who was born in 1945; actress and singer TRACEY ULLMAN, who was born in 1959; TV journalist and personality MEREDITH VIEIRA, who was born in 1951; and golfer TIGER WOODS, who was born in 1975.


SIMON GUGGENHEIM was born on this day in 1867 in Philadelphia. An American capitalist and philanthropist, he established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 in memory of his son. He was a brother of Solomon R. Guggenheim, for which the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is named. Simon died in New York City in November of 1941.


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

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