Jan. 6, birthdays for Eddie Redmayne, Ndamukong Suh, Howie Long
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the sixth day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Death and Suffering Follow in the Wake of Intense Cold Wave.”
The article focused on 11 deaths in Brooklyn during a stretch of days where extremely low temperatures were recorded.
“There has been intense suffering throughout the city, and lodging houses, hospitals, police stations and even the morgue have been places of refuge for sufferers from exposure,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress JOEY LAUREN ADAMS, who was born in 1971; basketball player GILBERT ARENAS, who was born in 1982; actor ROWAN ATKINSON, who was born in 1955; writer E.L. DOCTOROW, who was born in New York City in 1931; sportscaster and former football coach LOU HOLTZ, who was born in 1937; sportscaster and Hall of Fame football player HOWIE LONG, who was born in 1960; Hall of Fame golfer NANCY LOPEZ, who was born in 1957; Oscar Award-winning actor EDDIE REDMAYNE, who was born in 1982; volleyball player GABRIELLE REECE, who was born in 1970; actor NORMAN REEDUS, who was born in 1969; director and screenwriter JOHN SINGLETON, who was born in 1968; and football player NDAMUKONG SUH, who was born in 1987.
JOAN OF ARC was born on this day in 1412. The teenage Jeanne d’Arc heard the voice of God commanding her to take up arms against the English during the Hundred Years War. She led a French army — dressed in men’s armor — to try to oust the English from France. After some initial victories, she was captured in 1431 and turned over to a French ecclesiastical court by the British. The court found her guilty of heresy. Joan was burned at the stake in May of 1431 in France, at age 19.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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