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Brooklyn Today: May 30, 2012

 
Good morning. Today is the 151st day of the year. Can't remember the last time you saw a duel? That's because the last duel reported by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle took place on May 30, 1887. It happened in Indianapolis, and “both men had threatened to kill each other for weeks.” When they finally met, however, they wisely decided to duke it out with their fists.

Well-known people who were born today include singer Cee Lo Green, director Trey Parker (“South Park”), baseball player Many Ramirez and singer Wynona Judd.
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Today at 6:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St., Williamsburg, Councilman Steve Levin (D-Williamsburg) will hold a town hall meeting where he will announce the results of the Brooklyn Food Manufacturing Survey. The meeting will feature representatives from the city Economic Development Corporation, the Department of Small Business Services and more. ... This evening at 7 p.m., at the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., Walter Mosley will read the first installment of his foray into speculative fiction: “The Gift of Fire: On the Head of a Pin.” Mosley is the author of the award-winning crime novel, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray” as well as the Easy Rawlins mystery series.
May 30, 2012 - 11:01am


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