September 28, birthdays for Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Duff, Frankie Jonas
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 272nd day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Man Found Drowned.”
The article focused on the body of an unidentified man that was found floating in the water at the foot of 51st Street.
“Lieutenant Sullivan of the Fourth Avenue station was notified that a body was seen in the water and he sent Patrolman James McCue to investigate,” the Eagle reported. “He reached the dock in time to assist some workmen in hauling the corpse ashore. The body was that of a man about 50 years old.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress and animal rights activist BRIGITTE BARDOT, who was born in 1934; actress and singer HILARY DUFF, who was born in 1987; actress JANEANE GAROFALO, who was born in 1964; actor FRANKIE JONAS, who was born in 2000; actor JEFFREY JONES, who was born in 1947; Hall of Fame football player STEVE M. LARGENT, who was born in 1954; Commissioner of Major League Baseball ROBERT MANFRED, who was born in 1958; basketball player EMEKA OKAFOR, who was born in 1982; golfer SE RI PAK, who was born in 1977; Oscar Award-winning actress GWYNETH PALTROW, who was born in 1973; singer and musician ST. VINCENT, who was born in 1982; and comedian, TV personality and actress SUZANNE WHANG, who was born in 1962.
ED SULLIVAN WAS born on this day in 1901. Known as the “King of TV Variety,” Sullivan was born in New York City and started his media career in 1932 as a sportswriter for the Daily News. His popular variety show, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” ran from 1948 until 1971. It included such acts as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He died in New York City in 1974.
FRANCES WILLARD was born on this day in 1839. One of the best-known, most influential women of the late 19th century for her temperance and suffrage work, Willard was also influential in American education. She was one of the first female administrators of a major coeducational university when she was made dean of women for Northwestern University’s Women’s College. She left education to work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, of which she was president from 1879-1898. She died in New York City in 1898, and more than 20,000 people paid their last respects at her services.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park will host a Fall Foraging Tour tonight at 5:30 p.m. beginning at the Pier 1 entrance. Author and forager Marie Viljoen will lead the botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park. For more information, visit brooklynbridgepark.org.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
“I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.” — Janeane Garofalo, who was born on this day in 1964.
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