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January 22, 2019 Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress Linda Blair, who was born in 1959; actor Seymour Cassel, who was born in 1937; actress Olivia D’Abo, who was born in 1967; TV personality and restaurant executive Guy Fieri, who was born in 1968; actor Balthazar Getty, who was born in 1975; actress Diane Lane, who was born in 1965; actress Piper Laurie, who was born in 1932; rapper Logic, who was born in 1990; actor Gabriel Macht, who was born in 1972; actor Christopher Masterson, who was born in 1980; basketball player Greg Oden, who was born in 1988; Journey singer Steve Perry, who was born in 1949; and author Joseph Wambaugh, who was born in 1937.

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RICHARD UPJOHN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1802. A Gothic revivalist, he designed many churches. Among his works were Trinity Chapel in Manhattan; the Corn Exchange Bank Building in New York City; and Central Congregational Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Upjohn also Green-Wood Cemetery’s main gates on Fourth Avenue and the Pierrepont family memorial, also in Green-Wood. In 1857, he founded the American Institute of Architects. Born in England, Upjohn died in 1878 in Garrison, N.Y.

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROE v. WADE DECISION. In the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. In the following decades debate has continued to rage between those who believe a woman has a right to choose whether to continue a pregnancy and those who believe that aborting such a pregnancy is murder of an unborn child.

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GEORGE BYRON WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1788. A flamboyant Romantic poet, Lord Byron was one of the first literary celebrities in the modern sense. His works — “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” “The Corsair” and “Manfred” — often sold out within days of publication. Described as “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” by Lady Caroline Lamb, Byron died in Greece in April of 1824 while fighting for Greek independence.

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THIS WEEK IS CLEAN OUT YOUR INBOX WEEK. It is observed annually the last business week of January, urging businesses and individuals to cure their e-mail “e-ddictions” and clean out their e-mail inboxes. A new year brings new beginnings — it’s a great time to adopt healthy e-mail habits, which make life stress-free and work more productive.

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FRANCIS BACON WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1561. The lawyer, statesman, philosopher and author was born in London. Bacon’s fame rests on his philosophical works, including the Advancement of Learning and Novum Organum. Bacon is considered the father of the scientific method, and he was a hero to scientists later in the century. He died in London in 1626.

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

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“Those who will not reason are bigots, those who cannot are fools and those who dare not are slaves.” — Lord Byron, who was born on this day in 1788

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