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MILESTONES: July 26, birthdays for Kevin Spacey, Mick Jagger, Jeremy Piven

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July 26, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor Kevin Spacey celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 207th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Kevin Spacey and Mick Jagger, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a front-page article titled “Cigarette Firms are Hiking Prices.”

The article focused on the price increase of Camel and Cavalier cigarettes.

“To the average smoker, the price change meant a difference of less than one-half cent per pack. The Reynolds Company said ‘increased costs, particularly in lead tobacco’ was responsible,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress KATE BECKINSALE, who was born in 1973; Oscar Award-winning actress SANDRA BULLOCK, who was born in 1964; actress SUSAN GEORGE, who was born in 1950; Grammy Award-winning singer MICK JAGGER, who was born in 1943; Oscar Award-winning actress HELEN MIRREN, who was born in 1946; actress TAYLOR MOMSEN, who was born in 1993; actor JEREMY PIVEN, who was born in 1964; Oscar Award-winning actor KEVIN SPACEY, who was born in 1959; and actor CRESS WILLIAMS, who was born in 1970.

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STANLEY KUBRICK WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1928. The Bronx-born filmmaker started out in photography at the age of 16 with Look magazine. His first film, “Day of the Fight,” produced in 1950, was a documentary of his photo series about fighter Walter Cartier. His film credits include “Dr. Strangelove,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Kubrick died in England in 1999.

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1856. The Irish playwright and essayist is known for “Arms and the Man,” “Man and Superman,” “Major Barbara” and “Pygmalion.” Shaw died in England in 1950.

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ALDOUS HUXLEY WAS BORN IN 1894. The English author, satirist, mystic and philosopher is best known for “Brave New World” and “Point Counter Point.” Huxley died in 1963 in California.

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THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WAS SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1990. President George H.W. Bush signed the act, which went into effect two years later. It required that public facilities be made accessible to people with disabilities.

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JASON ROBARDS WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1922. He was a staple on  the American stage and screen for six decades and was a decorated World War II veteran. He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor two years in a row for 1976’s “All the President’s Men” and 1977’s “Julia.” His most famous stage roles were in the plays of Eugene O’Neill, including “The Iceman Cometh” and “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” He won the Tony Award in 1959 for his portrayal of a fictionalized F. Scott Fitzgerald in “The Disenchanted.” Robards died in Connecticut in 2000.

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

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“People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.” — Kevin Spacey, who was born on this day in 1959


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