June 16, ‘Remove Devery, Says McLaughlin’

June 16, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Golfing legend Phil Mickelson celebrates his birthday today.
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 167th day of the year.

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BOMB Issue #128 will be launched tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Greenlight Bookstore.  The launch party features contributors Donald Breckenridge, Michael Coffey, Corina Copp, Steve Dalachinsky, Vincent Katz, Andrew Lampert and more.  BOMB Magazine is headquartered in Brooklyn.  

A SENIOR FITNESS class will take place today at the Pier 6 Promenade at 10 a.m.  Dance and Range of Movement workouts will be taught to swinging show tunes.  Classes continue through June 30.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “American Family” actress Sonia Braga, who was born in 1950; “Star Trek” actor John Cho, who was born in 1972; former boxer Roberto Duran, who was born in 1951; comedian Abby Elliott, who was born in 1987; former soccer player Cobi Jones, who was born in 1970; “Roseanne” actress Laurie Matcalf, who was born in 1955; golfer Phil Mickelson, born in 1970; writer Joyce Carol Oates, who was born in 1938; “Knots Landing” actress Joan Van Ark, who was born in 1943; and former baseball player Kerry Wood, who was born in 1977.

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JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN was born on this day in 1920. Griffin was an American author and photographer deeply concerned about racial problems in the U.S.  Griffin blackened his skin allegedly to better understand African Americans at the time.  He kept a journal as he traveled through the South.  He died in 1980.

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THE HOUSE DIVIDED speech took place on this day in 1858.  Abraham Lincoln, who at the time was a political newcomer, began his campaign for the Illinois U.S. senate seat.  He addressed the Republican State Convention, making the controversial speech that has come to be known at the House Divided speech.  

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THE LADIES’ DAY IN BASEBALL was initiated on this day in 1883.  The New York Giants hosted the first Ladies’ Day baseball game.  

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STAN LAUREL was born on this day in 1890.  Laurel worked with Oliver Hardy as the comedy team of Laurel & Hardy for more than 30 years.  Laurel died in 1965.  

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TODAY MARKS THE FIRST of Meet a Mate Week.  The week is from June 16 to 22 and is meant to inspire singles seeking a mate to take advantage of summer by pursuing meeting opportunities.  

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THE FILM “PSYCHO” premiered on this day in 1960.  Star Janet Leigh allegedly avoided the shower after the debut in 1960.  “Psycho” led the way for “slasher” films of the 1970s and later on.  

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ON THIS DAY IN 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Remove Devery, Says McLaughlin.” The article focused on a Brooklyn veteran leader speaking on behalf of the people saying that the current police chief “needed to get out.”
“People will drive Devery out of office,” the article wrote.  “I believe the people will rise up and drive that man out of office.”

 


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