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March 7, birthdays for Bryan Cranston, Rachel Weisz, Michael Eisner

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March 7, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 67th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1919, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “‘Don,’ Mascot of 106th, Wounded Twice, Cited.”

The article focused on the collie-shepherd mix who made a name for himself in the war.

“The rules of embarkation of the Army which forbade taking of animals of any kind overseas meant nothing to Don. He had enlisted for the war and intended to see it through,” the Eagle reported. “Twice wounded in battle, he is authorized to wear two wound stripes, also a service stripe for six months’ overseas service. Being a good mascot, he may wear the divisional insignia.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was born in 1930; Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, who was born in 1956; singer Taylor Dayne, who was born on Long Island in 1962; media executive Michael Eisner, who was born in 1942; actress Jenna Fischer, who was born in 1974; opera singer Denyce Graves, who was born in 1964; former auto racer Janet Guthrie, who was born in 1938; Hall of Fame football player Franco Harris, who was born in 1950; actor John Heard, who was born in 1946; former baseball player Jeff Kent, who was born in 1968; Hall of Fame tennis player Ivan Lendl, who was born in 1960; actor Tobias Menzies, who was born in 1974; actress Laura Prepon, who was born in 1980; “The Today Show” weatherman Willard Herman Scott, who was born in 1934; actor Nick Searcy, who was born in 1959; actor Daniel J. Travanti, who was born in 1940; Oscar Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who was born in 1971; and singer Peter Wolf, who was born in 1946.


THE SUEZ CANAL opened on this day in 1869. The waterway across Egypt, which connects the Mediterranean and Red seas, was built by the French. In 1956, Egyptian President Nasser nationalized the canal, prompting an invasion by the British, French and Israelis. The Six-Day War in 1967 shut down the canal for eight years.


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

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