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June 23, ‘Little Irene Noble Ran Off to the Island’

June 23, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Former France star Zinedane Zidane celebrates a birthday today
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 174th day of the year.

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GOOD HELP ON-THE GO, a new initiative of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, will meet today from 10 a.m. to noon at Greenpoint Reform Church.  The goal of the initiative, “Interview to Win Presentation,” is to bring direct employer services to the community.  This particular meeting will focus on job searching techniques.  

AN OUTDOOR STRENGTH class will take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Pier 6 Promenade by the volleyball courts.  The class involves strength training and aerobic intervals.  

A THOMAS BELLER in conversation with Jonathan Ames and Phillip Lopate event will be held today at 7 p.m.  The conversation will focus on “About J.D. Salinger: Escape Artist,” a biography on “The Catcher in the Rye” author, Salinger.  A reading, audience Q&A and book signing are also included in the event.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “A Town Like Alice” actor Bryan Brown, who was born in 1947; television personality Randy Jackson, who was born in 1956; pianist and conductor James Levine, who was born in 1943; Oscar award-winning actress for “Fargo,” Frances McDormand, who was born in 1957; Olympic gymnast Chellsie Memmel, who was born in 1988; “Knots Landing” actor Ted Shackelford, who was born in 1946; Olympic gymnast Bridget Sloan, who was born in 1992; Associate Justice of the U.S. Clarence Thomas, who was born in 1948; football player LaDanian Tomlinson, who was born in 1979; professional dancer Louis Van Amstel, who was born in 1972; and former soccer player Zinedine Zidane, who was born in 1972.  

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ALFRED KINSEY was born on this day in 1894.  Kinsey was a professor of zoology from Hoboken, N.J.  He later studied human sexual behavior in the 1940s at Indiana University’s Sex Research lab.  He published two controversial books, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male” and “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female,” based on his research.  

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TODAY IS Baby Boomers Recognition Day.  This holiday was created in New Jersey and is meant to celebrate the contributions of the Baby Boomers.  

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NEWFOUNDLAND WAS DISCOVERED on this day in 1497.  It was discovered by John Cabot.  

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ALAN TURING was born on this day in 1912.  Turing was a British mathematician, logician and cryptographer, who was recognized as the father of modern computer science and artificial intelligence.  He conceived the “turning machine” in 1936 as an abstract information-processing model that foreshadowed digital computers.  Turing died in Wilmslow, England, in 1954.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Little Irene Noble Ran Off to the Island.” The article references Irene Noble, “a pretty, venturesome little miss, and the daughter of wealthy parents,” who disappeared from her home in Brooklyn Heights – she was found later sleeping near the Catholic Home for Boys at Sea Gate.  
“No one knows why she exchanged her downy bed in a richly furnished chamber for the rough sands of the sea,” the article wrote.  

 


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