Brooklyn Today: June 4, 2012
Good morning. Today is the 154th day of the year. In the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 4, 1902, foreign news dominated. The main headline was “Liberal Terms for the Boers,” referring to the Boer War between Dutch settlers in South Africa and the British authorities. As part of the terms marking the end of the war, the Dutch, also known as Boers or Afrikaners, would “recognize King Edward of England as their lawful sovereign.”
Well-known people who were born today include former tennis player Andrea Jaeger, actress Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted,” “The Tourist”), singer Michelle Philllips of The Mamas and The Papas, and TV and radio host Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
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Today at 6 p.m., the State University of New York’s Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, 177 Livingston St., Downtown. SUNY Empire State College was established in 1971 to give adult learners the opportunity to earn degrees while working. … Beginning today, and continuing through Saturday, Brooklyn Pride, in conjunction with Borough President Marty Markowitz, will celebrate the weeklong observance of LGBT pride in the borough. Visit www.brooklynpride.org for a schedule of events. … Today at 11:30 a.m., state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Crown Heights/Flatbush) will be the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremonies for New York City College of Technology, located in Downtown Brooklyn. Adams, originally a police officer, became known as the head of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement. In 2006, after his 22-year career with the NYPD, he was elected to the Senate. The ceremony will take place at the Javits Center in Manhattan
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