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April 14, birthdays for Abigail Breslin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adrien Brody

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April 14, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress Abigail Breslin celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for Leyton Astor Clothing, Co/AP Images
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 105th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1932, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Four Injured, Woman, Baby Saved in Fire.”

The article focused on an enormous fire that started in a factory building in Borough Park and spread to nearby residences.

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“… the 20 girl employees in the plant fled screaming to the street and [a] family upstairs made a hurried exit,” the Eagle reported. “By this time the fire had spread to the three-story frame structure next door, once a private dwelling but more recently occupied by three families.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress ABIGAIL BRESLIN, who was born in New York City in 1996; Oscar Award-winning actor ADRIEN BRODY, who was born in New York City in 1973; Oscar Award-winning actor PETER CAPALDI, who was born in 1958; actor ROBERT CARLYLE, who was born in 1961; actress JULIE CHRISTIE, who was born in 1940; former basketball player CYNTHIA COOPER, who was born in 1963; comedian and actor BRAD GARRETT, who was born in 1960; actress SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR, who was born in New York City in 1977; actor and comedian ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL, who was born in 1968; Olympic bobsledder STEVEN HOLCOMB, who was born in 1980; former baseball player DAVID CHRISTOPHER JUSTICE, who was born in 1966; singer and songwriter LORETTA LYNN, who was born in 1935; Hall of Fame baseball player GREG MADDUX, who was born in 1966; and former baseball manager and player PETE ROSE, who was born in 1941.


THE SHOREFRONT YM-YWHA is hosting the Russian Language and Cultural Exchange with West Point Military Academy today from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 3300 Coney Island Ave. For more information, visit


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


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