Brooklyn Today: August 9, 2012

August 8, 2012 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 222nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Aug. 9, 1902, had a headline reading “Kings [County] Solid for Nixon if He Chooses To Run.” That Eagle writer wasn’t a psychic, as some might think  the “Nixon” the paper was referring to was Lewis Nixon, a Democratic hopeful for governor.

Well-known people who were born today include musician Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Brooklyn-born boxer Riddick Bowe, actress Angie Harmon (“Law & Order”) and actor Antonio Banderas.

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Today at 3 p.m., SUNY Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Brooklyn location, Suite 600, 177 Livingston St. SUNY Empire State offers adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York.

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