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July 7, '110 Die in Brooklyn Within 24 Hours'

Patti Smith reads at a 2012 Book Beneath the Bridge event. Photo by Julienne Schaer

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 188th day of the year.

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NY WRITERS COALITION Drop-In Workshop will take place today at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons (Meeting Room 4) from 3 to 5 p.m.  The workshop is open to writers of all genres and levels.  Writing supplies will be provided.  

EVENTS AT Brooklyn Bridge Park tonight include Books Beneath the Bridge: Freebird, Early Morning Yoga, Senior Fitness and Outdoor Strength.  Books Beneath the Bridge will take place at 7 p.m. at Granite Prospect; Outdoor Strength will take place at the Pier 6 Promenade at 7:30 p.m.; Early Morning Yoga will take place at the Pier 6 Lawns at 7:30 a.m.; and Senior Fitness will take place at Pier 6 Promenade at 10 a.m.

“I WEAR THE BLACK HAT” by Chuck Klosterman will be released tonight at BookCourt at 7 p.m.  The event includes a release party, reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  Klosterman is “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The Artist” actress Berenice Bejo, who was born in 1976; “Once and Again” actor Billy Campbell, who was born in 1959; Italian fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who was born in 1922; “Popeye” actress Shelley Duvall, who was born in 1949; “CSI” New York City actress Jorja Fox, who was born in 1968; Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, who was born in 1980; former basketball player Lisa Leslie, who was born in 1972; former hockey player Joe Sakic, who was born in 1969; former basketball player Ralph Lee Sampson, who was born in 1960; composer and musician Doc Severinsen, who was born in 1927; and “The Beatles” singer and musician Ringo Starr, who was born in 1940.  

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PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S assassination conspirators were hanged on this day in 1865.  Four people associated with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Lincoln, which took place in April of that year, were hanged in Washington, D.C.  The woman hanged, Mary Surratt, was the first woman ever executed for a crime in the U.S.  Her conviction was a subject of controversy because the only crime she appear to have committed was owning the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth planned the assassination.

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LEROY ROBERT “SATCHEL” PAIGE was born on this day in 1906.  Paige was a Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher born in Mobile, Ala.  He was the first black pitcher in the American League.  He died in 1982.

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THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS begins today in Pamplona, Spain.  The event was made famous by Hemingway in his novel “The Sun Also Rises.”  The event is part of the festival of San Fermin and runs from July 7 to 14.

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ON THIS DAY in 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “110 Die in Brooklyn Within 24 Hours.”  The article focused on the death count after a significant heat wave in New York.  Health officials listed as sources said 58 burial certificates were requested as of press time at the Eagle.
“The deaths from the heat in Brooklyn and Manhattan have materially increased to-day over the terrible record of yesterday,” the article wrote. “Prostrations in Brooklyn were not as numerous to-day as yesterday, but a great many were nevertheless reported in both boroughs.”  

 

July 7, 2014 - 8:00am


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