Brooklyn Today for August 31, 2012

August 30, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Good morning. Today is the 244th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 31, 1902, reported that a coffee warehouse at 44 Fulton St. (probably on what is today known as Old Fulton Street) collapsed because the floors were overloaded. However, no one was in the building, and there were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $60,000.

Well-known people who were born today include Brooklyn-born singer Debbie Gibson, singer Van Morrison (“Brown-Eyed Girl,” “Domino”), former baseball player Hideo Nomo, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Hall of Fame baseball player and manager Frank Robinson and actor Chris Tucker.

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As the Eagle has reported, the West Indian American Day Parade and Carnival will take place on Monday, starting at 11 a.m., on Eastern Parkway between Nostrand Avenue and Grand Army Plaza. Be prepared to dance to the sounds of calypso, reggae and soca; to see people parade in colorful costumes; and to sample Caribbean delicacies like Irish moss, breadfruit, calalloo, flying fish and more.

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