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March 28, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Reba McEntire celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 87th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Lady Gaga and Dianne Wiest, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1953, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Youth, 18, in Stolen Car Tries to Run Down Pursuing Cop.”

The article focused on a young man who stole a car and then tried to run down a policeman.

“Police said that two radio patrolmen gave chase to the stolen car and cut it off at Barbey and Fulton streets. Then Patrolman Robert Mack got out of the radio car and drew his gun and according to detectives, Catron tried to run down the cop. He was captured after another chase during which two shots were fired,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include NFL star DEREK CARR, who was born in 1991; actress CONCHATA FERRELL, who was born in 1943; TV personality KATE GOSSELIN, who was born in 1975; singer and actress LADY GAGA, who was born in 1986; singer and actress REBA McENTIRE, who was born in 1955; basketball coach and former player BYRON SCOTT, who was born in 1961; former basketball coach and player JERRY SLOAN, who was born in 1942; actress JULIA STILES, who was born in 1981; hockey player KEITH TKACHUK, who was born in 1972; actor VINCE VAUGHN, who was born in 1970; and Oscar Award-winning actress DIANNE WIEST, who was born in 1948.

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IRVING “SWIFTY” LAZAR WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1907. The Hollywood talent agent whose clients included Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, Cole Porter, Richard Nixon and Humphrey Bogart was nicknamed “Swifty” after Lazar met Bogart’s challenge to make him five film deals in one day in 1955. Lazar died in 1993 in California.

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THE VIETNAM MORATORIUM CONCERT WAS HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1970.  A seven-hour concert was held at Madison Square Garden and featured stars who donated their services for the antiwar cause. Among them were Jimi Hendrix, Dave Brubeck, Harry Belafonte, Judy Collins and the Broadway cast of “Hair.”

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ST. TERESA OF ÁVILA WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1515. She was the founder of the discalced Carmelites and as a Doctor of the Catholic Church. Creating a rule of silence, poverty and separation from the world, Teresa founded 17 reformed Carmelite convents, called “discalced” from their practice of wearing sandals. She befriended St. John of the Cross, with whom she established the first Carmelite community of friars. Her writings include “The Way of Perfection” (1573) and “The Interior Castle” (1577). She died in 1582 in Alba de Tormes. Teresa was canonized in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.

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FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1924. As a child star of the 1930s, he appeared in 24 films and became the second-highest-paid child star after Shirley Temple. Bartholomew died in Florida in 1992.

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SAINT JOHN NEPOMUCENE NEUMANN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1811. After seminary school, he immigrated to the U.S. from the Czech Republic, arriving in Manhattan in 1836. Neumann took a post in a rural area, walking miles from farm to farm to meet settlers from many countries. His facility with languages (he spoke 12 fluently) allowed him to minister to a wide variety of people. He joined an order called the Redemptionists at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840 and became bishop of Philadelphia in 1852. During his tenure, a cathedral was begun, 50 churches were built, almost 100 schools were opened and the number of parochial students grew from 500 to 9,000. He died in Philadelphia in 1860. Beatified in 1963, Neumann was canonized in 1977.

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

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“I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I’m not afraid of my flaws.” — singer Lady Gaga, who was born on this day in 1986

 


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