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September 29, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Basketball superstar Kevin Durant celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 273rd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1922, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Son, Missing, Is Heir to Forgiving Father’s $10,000.”

The article focused on an unclaimed fortune due to the heir being missing at the time of his father’s death.

“He is made the sole heir under his father’s will and will need only to establish his identity in order to obtain possession of the estate,” the Eagle reported. “According to Maj. Edward Underwood of the Salvation Army the younger Fields was in financial straits when he was last heard from and the fortune therefore probably will prove particularly opportune.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE who were born on this day include basketball player KEVIN DURANT, who was born in 1988; TV journalist and host BRYANT GUMBEL, who was born in 1948; singer HALSEY, who was born in 1994; former basketball player HERSEY R. HAWKINS JR., who was born in 1966; actress PATRICIA HODGE, who was born in 1946; singer and musician JERRY LEE LEWIS, who was born in 1935; actress EMILY LLOYD, who was born in 1970; actor IAN MCSHANE, who was born in 1942; basketball executive and former player JOHN PAXSON, who was born in 1960; former soccer player ANDRIY SHEVCHENKO, who was born in 1976; Polish statesman and Solidarity founder LECH WALESA, who was born in 1943; and Hall of Fame football player DAVE WILCOX, who was born in 1942.

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GENE AUTRY WAS born on this day in 1907. Autry was arguably America’s favorite singing cowboy in a career that spanned almost seven decades. He began performing on local radio in his late teens before signing with Columbia Records in 1931 and appearing for a time on the “National Barn Dance” radio show. His film career began soon afterward, and he starred in nearly 100 movies, almost all of which were B-westerns in which his singing featured prominently. After retiring from acting, Autry became a baseball executive. He died in 1998.

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL Coffee Day. The holiday is a popular observance for coffee drinkers, celebrated by the coffee industry and coffee shops and houses (often with free cups of joe). It is also a day to learn about fair-trade coffee and practices.

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THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society will host “Wild New York” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont St. Jarrett Murphy, executive publisher of City Limits, will lead a panel of experts in a discussion about the effects of the changing urban environment on nature and its creatures, and how the city is working to understand, manage and mitigate the issues that result. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.

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

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