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April 28, birthdays for Jessica Alba, Jay Leno, John Daly

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April 28, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 118th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Penelope Cruz and Jay Leno, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Ex-Chief of Yankee Ticket Sales Free on Bail in $43,687 Theft.”

The article focused on a former Yankees ticket office manager who stole thousands of dollars from the team.

“According to the prosecutor, Sherwin got into trouble in 1948, when he was $31,821 short in his books and conceived the idea of making a deal with ticket agencies to set aside choice World Series ducats for cash in advance. The trouble with the idea was that the Yankees didn’t get into the series that year,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress JESSICA ALBA, who was born in 1981; actress ANN-MARGRET, who was born in 1941; Oscar Award-winning actor PENELOPE CRUZ, who was born in 1974; golfer JOHN DALY, who was born in 1966; actor JORGE GARCIA, who was born in 1973; actor PAUL GUILFOYLE, who was born in 1949; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court ELENA KAGAN, who was born in 1960; Hall of Fame baseball player BARRY LARKIN, who was born in 1964; comedian and former TV talk show host JAY LENO, who was born in 1950; former hockey player NICKLAS LIDSTROM, who was born in 1970; actress MARY McDONNELL, who was born in 1952; author IAN RANKIN, who was born in 1960; actor TONY REVOLORI, who was born in 1996; TV personality DREW SCOTT, who was born in 1978; TV personality JONATHAN SILVER SCOTT, who was born in 1978; actress MARCIA STRASSMAN, who was born in 1948; actress JENNA USHKOWITZ, who was born in 1986; chef and restauranteur ALICE WATERS, who was born in 1944; and cyclist BRADLEY WIGGINS, who was born in 1980.

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JAMES MONROE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1758. The fifth president of the U.S. served two terms from 1817-1825. He established the Monroe Doctrine, which warned Europe that the U.S. would no longer tolerate colonization. Monroe, who was the last of three presidents to die on U.S. Independence Day, died in New York in 1831.

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MIFFLIN WISTER GIBBS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1828. He became the first black man to be elected a judge in the U.S., winning an election for city judge in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK GENE WAS DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1994. Northwestern University announced that the so-called biological clock, the gene governing the daily cycle of waking and sleeping called the circadian rhythm, had been found in mice. Never before pinpointed in a mammal, the biological clock gene was found on mouse chromosome 5.

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HARPER LEE WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1926. The American author received the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for her book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the best-loved American novels of the 20th century. It was Lee’s only published novel until 2015, when an early version/draft of “Mockingbird,” “Go Set a Watchman,” was published. She was also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007. She died in Alabama in 2016.

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

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“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” — author Harper Lee, who was born on this day in 1926


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