Nov. 5, birthdays for Art Garfunkel, Bubba Watson, Tatum O’Neal
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 309th day of the year.
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.”
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.
“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.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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