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Oct. 1, birthdays for Zach Galifianakis, Julie Andrews, Jimmy Carter

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October 1, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Actor and comedian Zach Galifanakis attends the OPCC 50th Anniversary Celebration at The Broad Stage on Saturday. It's his birthday today.
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 274th day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Steel Plant Stops Work for the Navy.” The article focused on a foundry being closed down at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  
“What was interpreted by the men as part of the Federal proposal to move the Brooklyn Navy Yard to New Jersey was the shutting down today of the steel plant in the local yard,” the Eagle reported.  “Seventy men were discharged without any explanation whatever, and the discontinuance of the plant will affect hundreds of other men — machinists, mechanics and skilled laborers.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Oscar Award winner for “Marry Poppins” Julie Andrews, who was born in 1935; Hall of Fame baseball player Rodney Cline Carew, who was born in 1945; 39th President of the U.S. Jimmy Carter, who was born in 1924; “7th Heaven” actor Stephen Collins, who was born in 1947; “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Sarah Drew, who was born in 1980; comedian and actor in “The Hangover” Zach Galifianakis, who was born in 1969; former baseball player Mark McGwire, who was born in 1963; Brooklyn-born “American Family” actor Esai Morales, who was born in 1962; “In the Lake of the Woods” author Tim O’Brien, who was born in 1946; hockey player Johnny Oduya, who was born in 1981; “Brokeback Mountain” actor Randy Quaid, who was born in 1950; “Ben Casey” actress Stella Stevens, who was born in 1936; and marathoner Grete Waitz, who was born in 1953.  

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TODAY MARKS the beginning of Vegetarian Month.  This educational event advances awareness of the many surprising ethical, environmental, health and other benefits of being a vegetarian.  Additionally, today is World Vegetarian Day.  

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RIGHT-BRAINERS RULE month starts today.  This month is intended to celebrate the creative and often unorthodox way that right-brainers live life.  

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POSITIVE ATTITUDE MONTH begins today.  Zig Ziglar says attitude, more than aptitude, affects altitude.  Keith Harrell says attitude is everything.  This month is dedicated to establishing and boosting ourselves to adopt a positive attitude.  

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THE BILLION OYSTER PROJECT will take place at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 entrance tonight at 6:30 p.m. This program educates on the park’s oyster gardens and how they have grown with Sam Janis, of New York Harbor School.

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

 


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