Sept. 3, ‘New Parable Told by Hugh McLaughlin’
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 246th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “New Parable Told by Hugh McLaughlin.” Hugh McLaughlin was one of the prominent Democrats and an ex-Register in Brooklyn at the time. The article focused on an upcoming convention as well as political tactics used during gubernatorial election season. When questioned about the election of a certain gubernatorial candidate, McLaughlin told a “parable” of the candidate whipping a man on Myrtle avenue.
“Men in town, who ware closest to Mr. McLaughlin, declared that the ex-Register’s story had no significance whatever,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Tony-Award winner for “Shirley Valentine” Pauline Collins, who was born in 1940; New York City-born “Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta, who was born in 1984; “The Inheritance of Loss” author Kiran Desai, who was born in 1971; hockey player Cristobal Huet, who was born in 1975; “Lovers and Other Strangers” actress Anne Jackson, who was born in 1926; “Foreign Affairs” author Alison Lurie, who was born in 1926; “Lenny” actress Valerie Perrine, who was born in 1943; New York City-born “Two and a Half Men” actor Charlie Sheen, who was born in 1965; “Beetle Bailey” cartoonist Mort Walker, who was born in 1923; and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, who was born in 1986.
The Penny Press was launched on this day in 1833. The New York Sun, the first successful penny news story in the U.S., was printed on this date. By the 1836, the paper was the largest seller in the country. Its circulation was about 30,000.
Britain declared war on Germany on this day in 1939. Seventy-five years ago, Britain’s ultimatum to Germany, demanding halt to invasion of Poland, had expired, leading to a radio broadcast that announced the declaration of war against Germany.
THIS WEEK’S Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Night Tour is Blooms and Bugs. The tour begins at the Pier 1 entrance at 6:30 p.m. and focuses on Pier 1’s plant gardens, freshwater pools, woodlands and prairie with naturalist Matthew Willis. This tour is free with RSVP.
A ROOTS & RUCKUS concert will take place tonight at Jalopy Theater and School of Music from 9 to 10:30 p.m. The concert is free and features folk, old-time and blues music. This event occurs weekly.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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