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Jan. 27, birthdays for John Roberts, Keith Olbermann, Cris Collinsworth

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January 27, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 27th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1898, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Struggle with a Burglar.”

The article focused on a barber who was attacked by a burglar in the back of his store.

“During the encounter, Fontana’s right hand was severely bitten by the intruder,” the Eagle reported. “[An officer] caught the burglar as he was leaving the house, after overcoming Fontana in the scuffle.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include ballet dancer and actor MIKHAILO BARYSHNIKOV, who was born in 1948; sportscaster and former football player CRIS COLLINSWORTH, who was born in 1959; actor JAMES CROMWELL, who was born in 1942; Tony Award-winning actor ALAN CUMMING, who was born in 1965; actress BRIDGET FONDA, who was born in 1964; sportscaster and former soccer player JULIE FOUDY, who was born in 1971; model LIU WEN, who was born in 1988; Nobel Peace Prize winner MAIREAD CORRIGAN MAGUIRE, who was born in 1944; journalist and political commentator KEITH OLBERMANN, who was born in New York City in 1959; Chief Justice of the U.S. JOHN ROBERTS JR., who was born in 1955; and actress MIMI ROGERS, who was born in 1956.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS Mozart was born on this day in 1756. One of the world’s greatest music makers, Mozart was born into a musically gifted family and began performing at the age of 3 and composing at age 5. He created more than 6,000 works in his lifetime. He died in Vienna in December of 1791.

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A PUBLIC WORKSHOP for residents to comment on the Department of Transportation’s streetscape improvement plans at Times Plaza will take place tonight at 6 p.m. at the Brooklyn YWCA, 30 Third Ave.

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


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