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Sept. 11, birthdays for Ludacris, Harry Connick Jr., Moby

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September 11, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Harry Connick Jr., who stars in the upcoming film "Dolphin Tale 2."
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 254th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1905, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Car Plunges Off L, Killing 11 Persons.” The article focused on a trolley accident that killed 11 people and injured more than 40.  
“A switchman’s mistake and a motorman’s carelessness sent a crowded car of a Manhattan elevated train hurtling off the structure into the street at 7 o’clock this morning, smashing the coach into splinters and piling the passengers into a tangled mass of crushed and mangled bodies,” the Eagle reported.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include soccer executive and Hall of Fame player Franz Beckenbauer, who was born in 1945; singer and pianist Harry Connick Jr., who was born in 1967; filmmaker Brian De Palma, who was born in 1940; singer, dancer and actress Lola Falana, who was born in 1943; “Winter’s Bone” actor John Hawkes, who was born in 1959; women’s sports executive Donna Lopiano, who was born in 1946; rapper and actor Ludacris, who was born in 1977; “Field of Dreams” actress Amy Madigan, who was born in 1951; “Sideways” actress Virginia Madsen, who was born in 1963; Emmy Award-winning actress for “Family” Kristy McNichol, who was born in 1962; and New York City-born rock singer and songwriter Moby, who was born in 1965.  

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THE ATTACK ON AMERICA took place on this day in 2001.  Terrorists hijacked four planes, piloting two of them into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  Passengers on the fourth plane attempted to overcome the hijackers, causing the plane to crash in western Pennsylvania instead of reaching its target in Washington.  The twin towers collapsed about an hour after being hit.  More than 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.  The hijackers were agents of the Al Qaeda terrorist group led by Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden.  In response, the U.S. launched a war on terrorism.  

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

 


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