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April 19, birthdays for Maria Sharapova, James Franco, Kate Hudson

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April 19, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova celebrates her birthday today. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 110th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1930, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Say Fever Machine Kills Disease Germs.”

The article focused on the creation of a machine that could cause fever in patients in order to fight disease.

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“Out of these investigations has come the discovery that fever is a curative agent and not a destructive agent: that it is a mechanism which the body uses to kill bacteria that cause trouble,” the Eagle reported.


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN, who was born in 1981; actor TIM CURRY, who was born in 1946; actress ELINOR DONAHUE, who was born in 1937; actor and filmmaker JAMES FRANCO, who was born in 1978; actress KATE HUDSON, who was born in 1979; actress ASHLEY JUDD, who was born in 1968; actor HUGH O’BRIEN, who was born in 1930; actor TONY PLANA, who was born in 1954; singer and songwriter ALAN PRICE, who was born in 1942; tennis player MARIA SHARAPOVA, who was born in 1987; and racecar driver AL UNSER JR., who was born in 1962.


BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society, in conjunction with Immigrant Heritage Week, will present “The Changing Face of Brooklyn’s Latino Community” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights. Community leaders and activists will speak about the evolving Latino community and what it means for the city. For more information, visit


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

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