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Feb. 10, birthdays for Jim Cramer, Elizabeth Banks, Mark Spitz

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February 10, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Longtime Brooklyn resident Jim Cramer celebrates his birthday today. Eagle file photo

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 41st day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hypnotism a Success; Jewish Hospital Test.”

The article focused on hospitals testing hypnotism or psychotherapy as a replacement for anesthesia in minor surgeries.

“Members of the medical profession have often wondered if hypnotism could not be used in the place of an anesthetic,” the Eagle reported. “In the case yesterday it was fully proven that it could, and that a patient so treated would suffer no pain under treatment when once thrown into the cataleptic state by a hypnotist.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress ELIZABETH BANKS, who was born in 1974; financial analyst and TV personality JIM CRAMER, who was born in 1955; actress LAURA DERN, who was born in 1967; singer and songwriter DONOVAN, who was born in 1946; former baseball player LENNY DYKSTRA, who was born in 1963; singer ROBERTA FLACK, who was born in 1939; Olympic sprinter JUSTIN GATLIN, who was born in Brooklyn in 1982; author FRANCES MOORE LAPPE, who was born in 1944; actress CHLOE GRACE MORETZ, who was born in 1997; golfer GREG NORMAN, who was born in 1955; opera singer LEONTYNE PRICE, who was born in 1927; Olympic swimmer MARK ANDREW SPITZ, who was born in 1950; and actor ROBERT WAGNER, who was born in 1930.


BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park Conservancy will host a “Tour of the Galaxy” tonight at 6:30 p.m., beginning at pier 1. The event is a hands-on educational tour focusing on astronomy and will travel throughout the park. For tickets and more information, visit

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

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