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February 3, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/David Goldman
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 34th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Nathan Lane and Dave Davies, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Lady Cop Nabs Ma, Pa and 2 of 16 Kids.”

The article focused on a Brooklyn cop who caught a New Jersey family shoplifting in Flatbush.

“She said she spotted Stechert trying on coats in Macy’s, 1011 Flatbush Ave. He finally settled on a gabardine number with zip-in liner, folded it over his arm and calmly strolled out with his two sons,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include author Paul Auster, who was born in 1947; Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who was born in 1943; comedian Shelley Berman, who was born in 1926; actor Thomas Calabro, who was born in 1959; actress Blythe Danner, who was born in 1943; singer and musician Dave Davies, who was born in 1947; former basketball player Vlade Divac, who was born in 1968; actress Morgan Fairchild, who was born in 1950; actress Isla Fisher, who was born in 1976; actor Keith Gordon, who was born in 1961; sportscaster and Hall of Fame football player Bob Griese, who was born in 1945; Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones, who was born in 1989; pop artist Sean Kingston, who was born in 1990; Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, who was born in 1956; Hall of Fame football player Fran Tarkenton, who was born in 1940; actress Maura Tierney, who was born in 1965; and reggae singer Daddy Yankee, who was born in 1977.

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HORACE GREELEY WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1811. The newspaper editor is best-remembered as the founder of the New-York Tribune and as one of the organizers of the Republican Party. He was also an outspoken opponent of slavery. He died in New York City in 1872.

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ELIZABETH BLACKWELL, THE FIRST FEMALE PHYSICIAN, WAS BORN ON this day in 1821.  She and several other members of her family were active abolitionists, women’s suffrage advocates and pioneers in women’s medicine. Blackwell’s family moved to New York in 1832, and she received a medical doctor’s degree there in 1849. She established a hospital in New York City with an all-woman staff, where she recruited nurses and trained them for service in the Civil War. Returning to England in 1869, she continued to teach and practice medicine until her death in 1910.

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GERTRUDE STEIN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874.  The avant-garde expatriate American writer is perhaps best-remembered for her poetic declaration (in 1913): “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” She died in Paris in 1946.

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BUDDY HOLLY DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959. Singer and songwriter Don McLean dubbed the date of the rock ‘n’ roller’s death as “The Day the Music Died” in his song “American Pie.” Holly was killed in a plane crash in a cornfield in Iowa, along with two other performers. The pilot also died in the crash.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1894.  The American artist and illustrator was especially noted for his realistic and homey magazine cover art for the Saturday Evening Post. He died in Massachusetts in 1978.

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THE BROOKLYN ART SONG SOCIETY WILL HOST “WEIN IV” AT THE Brooklyn Historical Society tonight. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. and the concert will start at 7:30. The fourth installment of its ongoing series features a program showcasing the notorious and controversial composers of the Second Viennese School. Alban Bergs lush romanticism is on full display in his seven early songs and “Piano Sonata Op.1.” Arnold Schoenberg is represented by two of the earliest atonal masterpieces: his three piano pieces “Opus 11” and the monumental song cycle “The Book of the Hanging Garden.” The five songs of “Op. 3” and revolutionary “Piano Variations Op. 27” capture Anton Webern’s intellectual style. The performers include sopranos Kristina Bachrach, Sarah Brailey and mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/2569893.

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

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“The illusion that times that were are better than those that are, has probably pervaded all ages.” — newspaper founder and editor Horace Greeley, who was born on this day in 1811


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