August 30, birthdays for Warren Buffett, Cameron Diaz, Andy Roddick
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 244th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY 1927, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Cop Slays Bandit Who Turns Gun on Him After Holdup.”
The article focused on a cop who shot a 22-year-old man after he had stolen $4 from a taxi driver.
“The policeman, pistol drawn, went toward [the automobile in which the bandit was hiding]. He says Frederickson, who had been crouching in the backseat appeared at a window, leveling his pistol at the cop,” the Eagle reported. “[The officer] opened the door of the automobile and the bandit tumbled to the sidewalk.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress ELIZABETH ASHLEY, who was born in 1939; comedian LEWIS BLACK, who was born in 1948; entrepreneur WARREN BUFFETT, who was born in 1930; actor TIMOTHY BOTTOMS, who was born in 1951; Emmy Award-winning actor MICHAEL CHIKLIS, who was born in 1963; actress CAMERON DIAZ, who was born in 1972; Olympic alpine skier JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY, who was born in 1943; actress PEGGY LIPTON, who was born in New York City in 1947; actress MICHAEL MICHELE, who was born in 1966; actor DAVID PAYMER, who was born in 1954; singer BEBE REXHA, who was born in 1989; and tennis player ANDY RODDICK, who was born in 1982.
SHIRLEY BOOTH was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1898. The American actress won a Tony and an Oscar for her roles in the stage and film productions of “Come Back, Little Sheba,” but she is best known for her title role in the TV program “Hazel.” She died in 1992.
THE FIRST WHITE House presidential baby was born on this day in 1893. Frances Folsom Cleveland, wife of then-U.S. President Grover Cleveland, was the first presidential wife to have a baby at the White House when she gave birth to baby girl Esther.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT Shelley was born on this day in 1797. The English novelist was the daughter of philosopher William Godwin and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. In addition to being the author of the famous novel “Frankenstein,” Shelley is important in literary history for her work in the editing and publishing of her husband’s unpublished work after his early death. She died in 1851.
UNITED NATIONS International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances is observed on this day. Enforced disappearance has become a global problem and is not restricted to a specific region of the world. Once largely the product of military dictatorships, enforced disappearances can now be perpetrated in complex situations of internal conflict, especially as a means of political repression of opponents. On Dec. 21, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared Aug. 30 as the official observance day. For more information, visit un.org/en/events/disappearancesday.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” — Lewis Black, who was born on this day in 1948.
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