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Oct. 21, birthdays for Kim Kardashian, Carrie Fisher, Whitey Ford

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October 21, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
TV personality Kim Kardashian celebrates her birthday today. AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 294th day of the year.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1908, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hudson Steamer Burns, Four Men Lose Lives.”

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The article focused on a day line boat that was destroyed by a fire at Newburgh.  

“The beautiful steamer New York of the Hudson River Day Line was burned to the waterline and four …  waiters were smothered by smoke or burned to death early this morning at Marvel’s shipyard …” the Eagle reported.  “President E. E. Olcott of the Hudson River Day Line telegraphed at 9 o’clock to The Associated Press in New York: ‘Report of total loss of the steamer New York all too true.’”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include musician Elvin Bishop, who was born in 1942; “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, who was born in 1956; New York City-born journalist and author Frances FitzGerald, who was born in 1940; New York City-born Hall of Fame baseball player Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford, who was born in 1928; television personality Kim Kardashian, who was born in 1980; “A Wizard of Earthsea” author Ursula K. LeGuin, who was born in 1929; and “The Last Samurai” actor Ken Watanabe, who was born in 1959.  

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THE VIETNAM WAR protesters stormed the Pentagon on this day in 1967.  Some 250 protesters were arrested when thousands of the 50,000 participants in a rally against the Vietnam War at Washington, D.C., crossed the Potomac River and stormed the Pentagon.  

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“EVERY DAY,” by David Levithan, will be featured at BookCourt at 7 p.m. tonight.  The event features a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.  

STOMP, CLAP & SING with Heidi Siegell will take place at 11 a.m. today at Brooklyn Public Library’s Dweck Center at the Central branch.  The event is intended for ages 5 and younger and features Siegell singing songs from her album “In Stillness: Lullabies and Meditations for All Ages.”

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

 


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