Jan. 5, birthdays for Bradley Cooper, Diane Keaton, January Jones
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the fifth day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1923, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Five Typhoid Cases React Positively at Queens Village.”
The article focused on a total of 20 active typhoid cases being reported to the Queens Department of Health over a span of three days. Several were believed to have been infected by the same person.
“[An] employee … actually handled the ice cream served at the Thanksgiving [party] of Public School 33,” the Eagle reported. “Nine children and one teacher of this school were among the first cases reported … and practically all 18 of the cases are of persons who had part of the ice cream at the party.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor BRADLEY COOPER, who was born in 1975; former football player WARRICK DUNN, who was born in 1975; Oscar Award-winning actor ROBERT DUVALL, who was born in 1931; author UMBERTO ECO, who was born in 1932; choreographer and TV personality CARRIE ANN INABA, who was born in 1968; actress JANUARY JONES, who was born in 1978; Oscar Award-winning actress DIANE KEATON, who was born in 1946; actress PAMELA SUE MARTIN, who was born in 1954; 42nd Vice President of the U.S. WALTER MONDALE, who was born in 1928; and newscaster and TV host CHARLIE ROSE, who was born in 1942.
ALVIN AILEY was born on this day in 1931. Ailey began his noted career as a choreographer in the late 1950s after a successful career as a dancer. He founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, drawing from classical ballet, jazz, Afro-Caribbean and modern dance idioms to create the 79 ballets of the company’s repertoire. He and his work played a central part in establishing a role for black people in the world of modern dance. He died in New York City in December of 1989.
STATE UNIVERSITY of New York Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, 177 Livingston St., sixth floor, tonight at 6 p.m. For more information, visit esc.edu.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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