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Brooklyn Today: November 9, 2012

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Good morning. Today is the 314th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Nov. 9, 1901, reported a bold daylight burglary on Macon Street in Stuyvesant Heights. Taking advantage of the temporary absence of the family who lived there, the thieves broke into boxes that held silverware, valuable rugs, expensive clothing, silver plates and more. The family was planning to move out.

Well-known people who were born today include U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Brooklyn-born actor Lou Ferrigno (“Pumping Iron,” “The Incredible Hulk”), sportscaster Tom Weiskopf and Hall of Fame baseball player Bob Gibson.

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Today, there will be an all-day conference on “Africans and Supernatural Powers” at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus. The conference, organized by Professor of Anthropology Yusuf Juwayeyi, includes a presentation by African students at LIU who claim they have experienced supernatural events. ... Tomorrow, Russell Peters will be the first comedian to perform at Barclays Center as part of his “Notorious World Tour.” Peters will perform with his official tour DJs, Toronto’s Starting from Scratch and New York City’s Spinbad. ... Tomorrow at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Green-Wood Cemetery’s historic chapel, legendary blues guitarist Danny Kalb, Steve Katz and Roy Blumenfeld, who played in the 1960s rock band the Blues Project, will reunite for two  performances. The new album, Danny Kalb & Friends Moving in Blue, will be available for sale.

November 8, 2012 - 1:36pm


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