August 20, ‘Two Women Murdered While Man Fought Fire’
Good afternoon, Brooklyn. Today is the 232nd day of the year.
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.
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.
H.P. LOVECRAFT was born on this day in 1890. Lovecraft was an American science fiction and horror author. He died in 1937.
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.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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