Oct. 10, birthdays for Brett Favre, Tanya Tucker, Mario Lopez
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 283rd day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1907, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Mrs. Pepper Arrested on a Charge of Theft.” The article focused on a woman who was charged with stealing a house and lot from an aged man … who was her husband.
“Bishop Mary Ann Scannell-Pepper-Vanderbilt had a most terrible time getting arrested in Brooklyn this morning,” the Eagle reported. “She is accused of stealing a house and lot from Edward Ward Vanderbilt, who afterward became her husband, the charge being made by Miss Minerva Vanderbilt, the bishop’s step-daughter.” The whole ordeal was due to a warrant going astray.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include skateboarder Bob Burnquist, who was born in 1976; “Game of Thrones” actor Charles Dance, who was born in 1946; race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was born in 1974; former football player Brett Favre, who was born in 1969; “My Favorite Year” actress Jessica Harper, who was born in 1949; talk show host Mario Lopez, who was born in 1973; hockey player Chris Pronger, who was born in 1974; “Birthright” author Nora Roberts, who was born in 1950; Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, who was born in 1955; “Sense and Sensibility” actor Dan Stevens, who was born in 1982; singer Tanya Tucker, who was born in 1958; and Tony Award winner for “Pippin” Ben Vereen, who was born in 1946.
BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT Eric Adams will launch Dine In Brooklyn, the 11th annual restaurant week that celebrates local restaurants, at 11 a.m. today at the Borough Hall rotunda.
RED HOOK GLOBAL Frackdown, an event that joins Brooklyn businesses, residents and community leaders affected by climate change, will call for a ban on fracking from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sunny’s Bar (253 Conover St.) at Red Hook. The event is initiated by Food & Water Watch and is the third annual event, which is recognized globally.
A BACKYARD JAMBOREE will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the LeFrak Center in Prospect Park. The event includes southern-style foods, family-friendly music and more. Tickets can be purchased at lakesidebrooklyn.com/events/jamboree.
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL Restoration Rocks Music Festival will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday through Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts and Culture at 1368 Fulton St. The event is free and includes hip hop artists Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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