May 4, birthdays for Rory McIlroy, Erin Andrews, Cesc Fabregas
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 125th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Brooklyn Woman Wins.”
The article focused on the first round of a whist tournament held in Philadelphia, which a Brooklyn woman won.
“The Brooklyn Trophy was won by Mrs. John Ditmars of the Brooklyn Woman’s Whist Club and [her partner] Mrs. G. H. Mackey,” the Eagle reported. “… Final play for the New Amsterdam Cup will be held today, the concluding day of the congress.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include sportscaster ERIN ANDREWS, who was born in 1978; soccer player FRANCESC FABREGAS, who was born in 1987; baseball player BEN GRIEVE, who was born in 1976; “Snow Falling on Cedars” author DAVID GUTERSON, who was born in 1956; Jackson 5 singer JACKIE JACKSON, who was born in 1951; “Six Feet Under” actor RICHARD JENKINS, who was born in 1947; golfer RORY MCILROY, who was born in 1989; opera singer ROBERTA PETERS, who was born in the Bronx in 1930; former basketball player DAWN STALEY, who was born in 1970; country musician RANDY TRAVIS, who was born in 1959; editor, columnist and baseball executive GEORGE F. WILL, who was born in 1941; and actress, singer and dancer PIA ZADORA, who was born in 1956.
AUDREY HEPBURN was born on this day in 1929. She made 29 films during her career and received five Oscar nominations and one win. During the latter years of her life, Hepburn served as spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund. She died in Switzerland in January of 1993.
STAR WARS DAY IS TODAY. The day is celebrated worldwide by fans of the “Star Wars” series. Fans greet each other by saying “May the 4th be with you.”
TODAY IS RHODE ISLAND Independence Day. Rhode Island abandoned allegiance to Great Britain on this day in 1776.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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