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March 3, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress Jessica Biel celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 61st day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Jessica Biel and Brian Leetch, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bold Hold-Up of Paymaster.”

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The article focused on a Manhattan paymaster who was carrying $2,000 being attacked by three robbers.

“Mr. Pattinger was about to cross the street at the southwest corner of 32nd Street and First Avenue when he was suddenly seized by the arms by a man. Another man then struck him over the back of the head with a weapon, while the third robber snatched the suitcase from his hand,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress JESSICA BIEL, who was born in 1982; actress JULIE BOWEN, who was born in 1970; Hall of Fame soccer coach BOB BRADLEY, who was born in 1958; actor DAVID FAUSTINO, who was born in 1974; radio host IRA GLASS, who was born in 1959; football player SANTONIO HOLMES, who was born in 1984; Olympic athlete JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE, who was born in 1962; actor, comedian and writer TIM KAZURINSKY, who was born in 1950; Hall of Fame hockey player BRIAN LEETCH, who was born in 1968; socialite and decorator LEE RADZIWILL, who was born in 1933; actress MIRANDA RICHARDSON, who was born in 1958; and former football player HERSCHEL WALKER, who was born in 1962.


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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1847. The inventor of the telephone acquired his interest in the transmission of sound from his father, Melville Bell, a teacher of the deaf. Bell’s use of visual devices to teach articulation to the deaf contributed to the theory from which he derived the principle of the vibrating membrane used in the telephone. In 1876, Bell spoke the first electrically transmitted sentence to his assistant in the next room: “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you.” Bell’s other accomplishments include a refinement of Edison’s phonograph, the first successful phonograph record. He also continued exploring the nature and causes of deafness. He died in Canada in 1922.

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TODAY IS WORLD WILDLIFE DAY. This day seeks to celebrate wildlife and raise awareness of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. For more information, visit wildlifeday.org.

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MONTE WARD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1860. The Baseball Hall of Fame infielder helped to organize the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, the original players’ union that led to the creation of the Players League, a third major league that played only one season in 1890. Ward died in Georgia in 1925.

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JEAN HARLOW WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911. The actress’ platinum blond hair, beauty and flair for comedy made her a star in 1930s Hollywood. Following her big break in Howard Hughes’s 1930 war epic “Hell’s Angels,” Harlow became a superstar at MGM, where she starred in six films with Clark Gable. Harlow’s meteoric rise was cut short, however, when she collapsed on the set during the filming of “Saratoga.” She died in California in 1937 at the age of 26.

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE WILL HOST A PERFORMANCE BY EMELINE MICHEL tomorrow night at 8 p.m at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Called “the Joni Mitchell of Haiti” and the “new goddess of Creole music,” the Haitian singer-songwriter and Red Cross ambassador has been instrumental in putting such distinctly Haitian musical styles such as compass and rara on the world music map. Singing both in French and Haitian Creole, her songs frequently address social issues. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500.

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

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“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” — inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who was born on this day in 1847.


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