Feb. 11, birthdays for Sarah Palin, Jennifer Aniston, Damian Lewis
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 42nd day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Neglect and Dirt Found in Visit to Friendless Home.”
The article focused on testimony given by the superintendent of the Bureau of Social Investigation of the Department of Charities about the condition of a women and children’s home in Brooklyn.
“The same ward is the admission quarantine and the hospital, while in the lavatory of this ward is also a laundry for the clothing of healthy babies,” the Eagle reported the superintendent as saying. “Even the most obvious physical needs are neglected. One child was found who had been in bed with an earache for two days without treatment.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Golden Globe-winning actress JENNIFER ANISTON, who was born in 1969; chef PAUL BOCUSE, who was born in 1926; singer and actress BRANDY, who was born in 1979; singer and musician SHERYL CROW, who was born in 1962; actress NATALIE DORMER, who was born in 1982; actor TAYLOR LAUTNER, who was born in 1992; actor DAMIAN LEWIS, who was born in 1971; actress TINA LOUISE, who was born in New York City in 1934; actress CAREY LOWELL, who was born in New York City in 1961; musician and bandleader SERGIO MENDES, who was born in 1941; 2008 vice presidential candidate, former Alaskan governor and TV personality SARAH PALIN, who was born in 1964; and Golden Globe-winning actor BURT REYNOLDS, who was born in 1936.
THOMAS EDISON was born on this day in 1847. An American inventive genius and holder of more than 1,200 patents, including the phonograph and the incandescent electric lamp, Edison said, “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” His birthday is now widely observed as Inventor’s Day. Edison died in New Jersey in October of 1931.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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