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Nov. 5, birthdays for Art Garfunkel, Bubba Watson, Tatum O’Neal

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November 5, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tatum O'Neal celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 309th day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Fired at Face in Window; Blood Traces in Yard.”  The article focused on an engineer shooting a burglar near his McDougal Street home.  

“Charles Ortman, an engineer, last night shot a burglar who was in the act of breaking into his home at 274 McDougal Street,” the Eagle reported.  “The shooting was witnessed by his 12-year-old son, Charles, and by his wife, who had followed him out to the dining room where the thief’s face had appeared pressed close to the window pane.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include songwriter, singer and photographer Bryan Adams, who was born in 1959; Simon and Garfunkel singer Arthur “Art” Garfunkel, who was born in 1941; The Jonas Brothers singer Kevin Jonas, who was born in 1987; former baseball player Javy Lopez, who was born in 1970; “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” actor Corin Nemec, who was born in 1971; Oscar Award-winner for “Paper Moon” Tatum O’Neal, who was born in 1963; dramatist and actor Sam Shepard, who was born in 1943; “A Shot in the Dark” actress Elke Sommer, who was born in 1941; basketball player Jerry Stackhouse, who was born in 1974; “The Deep End” actress Tilda Swinton, who was born in 1960; sportscaster and Hall of Fame basketball player Bill Walton, who was born in 1952; golfer Gerry “Bubba” Watson, who was born in 1978; and “The Age of Consent” author Geoffrey Wolff, who was born in 1937.  

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“ELECTRIC CITY,” by Elizabeth Rosner, will be featured at BookCourt today at 7 p.m.  The event includes a reading and book signing.  

A DIGITAL CAMERA BASICS session will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Brooklyn Public Library’s New Lots Library.  The class is for adults.  Register at https://nov2014nlfreeclasses.eventbrite.com/.

THE BROOKLYN NETS will face the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Barclays Center.  For more information, visit barclayscenter.com.

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

 


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