Sept. 9, ‘300 Able Policemen Let Off Night Duty’

September 9, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Modern Family" actor Eric Stonestreet celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 252nd day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1905 the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “300 Able Policemen Let Off Night Duty.”  The article focused on the increase in Brooklyn crime after the police force decreased the number of officers on night duty.  The Eagle reported that 1,031 officers guarded Brooklyn at night in 1902, compared to the 731 in 1905.  “Commissioner McAdoo might possibly find a quick remedy for some of his troubles in the management of the police force if he would put a more efficient force of the $1,400 apiece patrolmen… at some useful employment,” the Eagle reported.   

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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN on this day include chef, television personality and author Mario Batali, who was born in 1960; baseball player Shane Battier, who was born in 1978; singer Michael Buble, who was born in 1975; “The Sound of Music” actress Angela Cartwright, who was born in 1952; U.S. Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.), who was born in 1963; “Nashville” actor Charles Esten, who was born in 1965; “Notting Hill” actor Hugh Grant, who was born in 1960; former baseball player Mike Hampton, who was born in 1972; model Rachel Hunter, who was born in 1969; baseball player Kazuhiro Ishii, who was born in 1973; “Beetlejuice” actor Michael Keaton, who was born in 1951; New York City-born “My Lovely” actress Sylvia Miles, who was born in 1934; Brooklyn-born “The Wedding Singer” actor and comedian Adam Sandler, who was born in 1966; Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet, who was born in 1971; sportscaster Joseph Robert Theisman, who was born in 1949; “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” actor Goran Visnjic, who was born in 1972; “Brokeback Mountain” actress Michelle Williams, who was born in 1980; and “The Dukes of Hazzard” actor Tom Wopat, who was born in 1951.  

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TODAY IS WONDERFUL Weirdos Day.  This day is meant to celebrate those who remind all to think outside the box.  

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LEO TOLSTOY was born on this day in 1828.  The Russian novelist and moral philosopher is best known for his novels “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina.”  He died in 1910.

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TALES FROM THE VAULT, an event that shows “snapshots of change,” will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Brooklyn Historical Society.  This event will feature 19th Century Brooklyn.   

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

 


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