Sept. 8, ‘Crazed Woman Starving; Barricaded in House’

September 8, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 251st day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1904, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Crazed Woman Starving; Barricaded in House.”  The article focused on a Brooklyn woman who was barricaded in her house for three days with no food.  
“Crazed by the shock of her husband’s death, Mrs. Elizabeth Calder of 232 Graham avenue has barricaded herself in her home and refuses to allow anyone to enter the house, and it is feared by her relatives and friends that the woman is starving herself to death,” the Eagle reported.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Scream” actor David Arquette, who was born in 1971; comedian and actor Sid Caesar, who was born in 1922; New York City-born “The Edge of Night” actor Alan Feinstein, who was born in 1941; “Sherlock” actor Martin Freeman, who was born in 1971; singer Pink, who was born in 1979; Brooklyn-born U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was born in 1941; “E.T.” actor Henry Thomas, who was born in 1971; “Home Improvement” actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who was born in 1981; and former hockey executive and player Rogatien “Rogie” Vachon.  

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MISS AMERICA was first crowned on this day in 1921.  Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C., was crowned at the end of the two-day pageant in Atlantic City.  

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“TARZAN,” “That Girl” and “Star Trek” were premiered on this day in 1966.  

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“THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW” was premiered on this day in 1986.  The daytime talk show was the top-rated show for years and also was the first talk show hosted by an African-American woman.  In the mid-1990s, Winfrey was fed up with the “trashy” talk shows and decided to upgrade the quality of topics that her show presented.  The last show was on May 25, 2011.  

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Former President Richard Nixon was pardoned on this day in 1974.  Nixon was pardoned for all offenses against the U.S. which he had or may have committed or taken part of during the time period from Jan. 20, 1969, to Aug. 9, 1974.  

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“IN SEARCH OF THE Perfect Loaf” by Samuel Fromartz will be featured at BookCourt at 7 p.m. tonight.   The event features a release party, reading, audience Q&A, book signing and food and drinks served.  Fromartz is a journalist who has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, among other publications.

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

 


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