Brooklyn Today: Oct. 17, 2012

October 17, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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Good morning. Today is the 291st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 17, 1862, carried what many historians believe to be the first news article on a baseball game between two African-American teams. The reporter, while walking through the Bedford neighborhood, came upon a match between the Unknowns, based in Weeksville, and the Monitors, based closer to Downtown Brooklyn.

Well-known people who were born today include musician-rapper Eminem, actress Margot Kidder (“Superman” films, “The Amityville Horror”), actor Michael McKean (‘Laverne and Shirley”) and actor George Wendt (“Cheers”).

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Today at 1 p.m., District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will deliver the keynote speech at the Borough Hall rotunda at a Domestic Violence Prevention Fair. … Six finalists, one from Brooklyn, will compete for awards totaling $15,000 at the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition in Beverly Hills today. Greg Harriott of Brooklyn has entered his short film “Isla Urbana” into the environment-focused competition.

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