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August 20, ‘Two Women Murdered While Man Fought Fire’

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August 20, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer and actress Demi Lovato celebrates her birthday today.
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Good afternoon, Brooklyn.  Today is the 232nd day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1907, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Two Women Murdered While Man Fought Fire.”  The article focused on a murder that took place at a farmer’s household as he was attempting to extinguish a fire.  
“While Edward Horner, a farmer, was trying early to-day to extinguish a fire thought to have been kladled in his barn for the apparent purpose of drawing him from his home between Collingswood and Merchantville a few miles from this city, someone entered the house and murdered his wife with an ax and with the same weapon attacked Victoria Napoli, an Italian servant,” the article reported.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “The Fighter” actress Amy Adams, who was born in 1975; Tony Award-winner for “Burn This” Joan Allen, who was born in 1956; former baseball player Andy Benes, who was born in 1967; journalist Connie Chung, who was born in 1946; snowboarder Tara Dakides, who was born in 1975; “My Name Is Earl” actor Billy Gardell, who was born in 1969; baseball player Todd Helton, who was born in 1973; boxing promoter Donald “Don” King, who was born in 1931; former baseball player Mark Edward Langston, who was born in 1960; singer and actress Demi Lovato, who was born in 1992; politician Ron Paul, who was born in 1935; singer Robert Plant, who was born in 1948; Brooklyn-born “Today” television personality Al Roker, who was born in 1954; and Brooklyn-born “The Commish” actress Theresa Saldana, who was born in 1955.  

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H.P. LOVECRAFT was born on this day in 1890.  Lovecraft was an American science fiction and horror author.  He died in 1937.  

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OPEN AUDITIONS for the Brooklyn Nets 2014-15 Kids Dance Team will take place today at LIU Brooklyn’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz Center at 1 University Plaza today at 5 p.m.  Dancers must arrive by 6 p.m. to participate.  Audition requirements include being between 6 to 13 years of age and wearing dance attire, among other requirements.  

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS at MetroTech will continue this week with a free class on programming for nonprogrammers at 6 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies.  

“WE ARE NOT OURSELVES” by Matthew Thomas will be featured at BookCourt tonight at 7 p.m.  The event will feature a release party, reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  

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

 


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