Brooklyn Today: Oct. 11, 2012

October 11, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Good morning. Today is the 285th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 11, 1899, reported on the efforts of a “Dr. Wiley,” described as the chief chemist of the Department of Agriculture in Washington, to determine, through experiments, whether horsemeat is as edible to humans as beef. Wiley dismissed the “popular prejudice” against horsemeat as food as “not well founded.” Obviously, Dr. Wiley’s efforts did not catch on, at least not in the United States.

Well-known people who were born today include actress Joan Cusack, singer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates, baseball player Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, actor Luke Perry and Brooklyn-born physician Robert Gale, co-founder of the International Bone Marrow Registry.

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Today at 4 p.m. at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., business leader and philanthropist will speak on the question, “Can You Be a Business Success and Ethically Noble?” Meyerson held key posts with Electronic Data Systems, Dell Computers and General Motors. The event will be moderated by Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute. … Tonight, Sheepshead Bites presents “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay,” featuring more than 20 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants and live entertainment. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Ave.

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