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May 5, birthdays for Chris Brown, Adele, Henry Cavill

May 5, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Chris Brown celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool, File

Brooklyn Today

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 126th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1925, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Pastor Henderson’s Lost Diary Washed Across the Irish Sea.”

The article focused on the diary of the pastor of Plymouth Church being found on the shores of Scotland two years after he lost it while vacationing in Ireland.

“From his home in Patchogue, L.I., Mr. Henderson said today that he had mislaid his pocketbook, containing the diary, letters and notes, in a railroad coach in Ireland while traveling there early in 1923,” the Eagle reported. “He had written several times to the railroad officials about it, but they were unable to find the lost articles.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer ADELE, who was born in 1988; Grammy Award-winning singer CHRIS BROWN, who was born in 1989; Emmy Award-winning actress PAT CARROLL, who was born in 1927; actor HENRY CAVILL, who was born in 1983; actor RICHARD E. GRANT, who was born in 1957; actor LANCE HENRIKSEN, who was born in New York City in 1943; former baseball player PAUL KONERKO, who was born in 1976; actor JEAN-PIERRE LEAUD, who was born in 1944; actor MICAHEL MURPHY, who was born in 1938; former hockey player ZIGGY PALFFY, who was born in 1972; actor, comedian and author MICHAEL PALIN, who was born in 1943; journalist and anchor BRIAN WILLIAMS, who was born in 1959; and singer and actress TINA YOTHERS, who was born in 1973.

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KARL MARX WAS born on this day in 1818. Marx was a German socialist, founder and father of modern communism, author of “Das Kapital” and (with Frederick Engels) the “Communist Manifesto.” He died in London in March of 1883.

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NELLIE BLY WAS born on this day in 1867. “Nellie Bly” was the pseudonym used by pioneering American journalist Elizabeth Cochane Seaman, who was a social reformer and human rights advocate. As a journalist, she is best known for her expose of conditions in what were then popularly called “insane asylums,” where she posed as an inmate. As an adventurer, she is best known for her 1889-90 around-the-world tour in 72 days. She died in New York City in January of 1922.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF Education will host a conversation about implementing the approved rezoning plan with representatives from P.S. 307 and P.S. 8 tonight at 6 p.m. at the District 13 office, 355 Park Place.

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