Brooklyn Today: July 13, 2012

July 13, 2012 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 195th day of the year. Many people today look back nostalgically at trolleys, but they, like buses and cars later on, could be deadly for pedestrians. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for July 13, 1902, carried a story about a 12-year-old girl, Florence Araskany, who was run over by a trolley car on the Brighton Beach line and then died in the hospital. “The crossing of the Brighton Beach street railroad at Emmons Avenue is a dark and dangerous one,” the article read.

Well-known people who were born today include comedian Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong, actor Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), singer-songwriter Roger McGuinn of the Byrds and former basektball player Anthony “Spud” Webb.

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Today at 1 p.m. at Borough Hall Plaza, there will be a public celebration to welcome “Brooklyn’s Backcourt” Deron Williams and Joe Johnson. The festivities will include Williams, Johnson, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Nets head coach Avery Johnson and others. … Today at Green-Wood Cemetery from 10 to 11 a.m., five officers who died during the Mexican-American War (1846-48) and were buried at Green-Wood will be honored with new bronze markers near their gravesites. Even though the soldiers were honored by City Hall in 1848, the monument that was supposed to be erected near their gravesites never was built. … On Sunday, there will be a free health clinic for cats at Animal Care and Control, 2336 Linden Blvd. between Shepherd Avenue and Essex Street, East New York. The clinic is sponsored by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals and will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cats will receive free vaccinations, identification chips and microchips while supplies last.

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