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Dec. 1, birthdays for Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Lee Trevino

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December 1, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, meets Bette Midler at the end the Royal Variety Performance, in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre in London Nov. 13. AP Photo/Yui Mok, pool

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 335th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Brooklyn native Woody Allen and Bette Midler, among others.

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ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Lillian Waxed Profane When Stokes was Wed.”

The article focused on a criminal trial that took place in Manhattan and involved murder charges.

“The trial of Lillian Graham and Ethel Conrad before Justice Marcus in the criminal branch of the Supreme Court, Manhattan, on charges that they attempted to kill millionaire W.E. D. Stokes, was continued this morning without Stokes in court,” the Eagle reported.



NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include filmmaker and Oscar Award-winner for “Annie Hall” Woody Allen, who was born in Brooklyn as Allen Stewart Konigsberg in 1935; model Carol Alt, who was born in 1960; “The Dark Knight” actor Nestor Carbonell, who was born in 1967; singer and actress Bette Midler, who was born in 1945; former baseball player Reggie Sanders, who was born in 1967; golfer Lee Buck Trevino, who was born in 1939; former baseball player Larry Walker, who was born in 1966; and “Everwood” actor Treat Williams, who was born in 1952.  


BASKETBALL WAS CREATED on this day in 1891.  James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, Mass.  The sport was created to be played during the winter months.


A TREE LIGHTING ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. today at MetroTech commons (in front of 2 MetroTech).  

“THE FAME LUNCHES,” will be featured at 7 p.m. today at BookCourt.  The event includes a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.


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


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