July 24, ‘Train Leaves Rails, Plunges Into Lake’

July 24, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Jennifer Lopez, whose birthday is today, performed at the recent World Cup in Brazil
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 204th day of the year.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN on this day include former baseball player Barry Bonds, who was born in 1964; comedienne and actress Ruth Buzzi, who was born in 1936; “Bridesmaids” actress Rose Byrne, who was born in 1979; “Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter, who was born in 1951; actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, who was born in 1968; New York City-born “A Different World” actor Kadeem Hardison, who was born in 1965; “Airplane!” actor Robert Hays, who was born in 1947; former jockey and the first woman in National Racing Hall of Fame, Julie A. Krone, who was born in 1963; Bronx-born singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, who was born in 1970; Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone, who was born in 1963; U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who was born in 1953; “Bob’s Burgers” actor Eugene Mirman, who was born in 1974; cartoonist Pat Oliphant, who was born in 1935; “X-Men” actress Anna Paquin, who was born in 1982; “The Princess Bride” actor Chris Sarandon, who was born in 1942; and New York City-born musician Peter Serkin, who was born in 1947.  

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AMELIA EARHART was born on this day in 1897.  Earhart was an American aviatrix and the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo.  She went missing during her flight from New Guinea to Howland Island.  

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TODAY IS National Tell An Old Joke Day.  The annually recognized day is meant to keep old jokes alive.  

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“YOU’RE NOT MUCH USE TO ANYONE” by David Shapiro will be launched at powerHouse Arena tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.  The novel focuses on 20-somethings and the differences between their online and offline lives.  

SYFY MOVIES WITH A VIEW will feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox” tonight at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn.  The event starts at 6 p.m. and additionally features the short film “Font Men” by Dress Code.

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ON THIS DAY in 1906, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Train Leaves Rails, Plunges Into Lake.”  The article focused on a mail train that crashed into the waters of Diamond Lake.  
“At least seven lives were lost, seven persons were seriously injured and a score of others sustained cuts and bruises in a wreck of the fast mail train on the Great Northern a mile and a quarter east of Camden,” the article reported.  “Spreading rails, probably caused by sun kinks, is given as the cause.”

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Special thanks to Brooklyn Public Library and “Chase’s Calendar of Events.”

 


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