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March 25, birthdays for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Aretha Franklin

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March 25, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Elton John celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 85th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1903, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Found $80 in Her Stocking.”

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The article focused on a man and a woman who were arrested in Brooklyn for intoxication.

“The two were arrested at the Hotel St. Mark … where they were having a row over the payment of a bottle of wine,” the Eagle reported. “One of [the woman’s] shoes looked as if it were of an abnormal size and as the owner of the shoes stooped to tie the strings of one of them, [the responding police officer] saw a big roll of bills and confiscated it.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress Bonnie Bedelia, who was born in New York City in 1948; singer Anita Bryant, who was born in 1940; actress Marcia Cross, who was born in 1962; 18-time Grammy Award-winning singer Aretha Franklin, who was born in 1942; actor Paul Michael Glaser, who was born in 1943; Hall of Fame baseball player Tom Glavine, who was born in 1966; former hockey player Cammi Granato, who was born in 1971; comedian and actress Mary Gross, who was born in 1953; Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning singer, musician and songwriter Elton John, who was born in 1947; basketball coach and former player Avery Johnson, who was born in 1965; music producer, DJ and musician Ryan Lewis, who was born in 1988; former astronaut James Lovell, who was born in 1928; actress Katharine McPhee, who was born in 1984; actor Lee Pace, who was born in 1979; actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who was born in 1965; racecar driver Danica Patrick, who was born in 1982; feminist, journalist and author Gloria Steinem, who was born in 1935; actor, writer and director John Stockwell, who was born in 1961; and basketball coach and former Olympian Sheryl Swoopes, who was born in 1971.


BRIC WILL HOST Emmy Award-winning composer, sound designer and producer Deru on Saturday, March 26 at BRIC House, 647 Fulton St., for a performance of his album “1979” beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit


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


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