Brooklyn Today for Oct. 16, 2012

October 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Good morning. Today is the 290th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 16, 1901, quoted African-American Booker T. Washington’s comments about those residents of the Southern states who virulently objected to President Theodore Roosevelt’s inviting him to dinner at the White House. Washington said they didn’t represent the South as a whole, and hurt the cause of the South in the long run.

Well-known people who were born today include actor Barry Corbin (“Northern Exposure”), baseball player Juan Gonzalez, author Gunter Grass (“The Tin Drum” ‘Dog Years”), actress Angela Lansbury (“Murder, She Wrote’) and actor Tim Robbins (“Mystic River,” “The Player”).

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Tonight at 7 p.m., the 84th Precinct Community Council will hold its next meeting at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. Police officers will give back-to-school tips as well as crime prevention safety tips. The usual Cop of the Month ceremony will also be held.

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