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March 3, birthdays for Jessica Biel, Julie Bowen, Ira Glass

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March 3, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress Jessica Biel celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 63rd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Mother Defies Flames.”

The article focused on a husband and wife running into their burning house in Canarsie to save their young children.

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“…together they rushed into the blazing house and up the stairs, through blinding smoke, to the children’s bedroom,” the Eagle reported. “There they found the two little girls whimpering with fright and carried them downstairs to safety … The building was completely destroyed.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress Jessica Biel, who was born in 1982; actress Julie Bowen, who was born in 1970; Hall of Fame soccer coach Bob Bradley, who was born in 1958; actor David Faustino, who was born in 1974; radio host Ira Glass, who was born in 1959; football player Santonio Holmes, who was born in 1984; Olympic heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who was born in 1962; actor, comedian and writer Tim Kazurinsky, who was born in 1950; former hockey player Brian Leetch, who was born in 1968; actress Miranda Richardson, who was born in 1958; and former football player Herschel Walker, who was born in 1962.


THE NEW YORK Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are celebrating three recently appointed women leaders of prominent Brooklyn cultural organizations — Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); Charlotte Cohen, executive director of the Brooklyn Arts Council; and Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum — tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at a special reception in their honor at NYFA’s space in DUMBO, 20 Jay St. For more information, visit


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

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