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March 13, birthdays for William H. Macy, Neil Sedaka, Caron Butler

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March 13, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Detroit Pistons forward Caron Butler celebrates his birthday today. AP photo
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ON THIS DAY in 1914, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “200 Pupils on Strike As Boy Is Suspended.”

The article focused on a student strike regarding the right to form a general organization.

“‘Objection to tyranny is obedience to God.’ Shouting this in concert, 200 pupils of the Bryant High School … went on strike today and voiced their objection to the suspension of a popular student of the school and to the refusal of the principal… to permit the establishment of a general organization,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include golfer Thomas Andrew Bean, who was born in 1953; basketball player Caron Butler, who was born in 1980; singer and actress Charo, who was born in 1951; musician Adam Clayton, who was born in 1960; “Desperate Housewives” actress Dana Delany, who was born in 1956; “Mortal Thoughts” actress Glenne Headly, who was born in 1957; “Speed Racer” actor Emile Hirsch, who was born in 1985; columnist and author Charles Krauthammer, who was born in 1950; “Fargo” actor William H. Macy, who was born in 1950; and singer and songwriter Neil Sedaka, who was born in Brooklyn in 1939.

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THE PLANET URANUS was discovered on this day in 1781. The German-born English astronomer Sir William Herschel discovered the seventh planet from the sun, Uranus.

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POPE FRANCIS was elected on this day in 2013. Argentine cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church by a papal conclave. Francis is the first pope chosen from the Americas.

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THE GOLDEN DRAGON Acrobats will perform at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. The Golden Dragons is an award-winning acrobatics group. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children. See brooklyncenter.org.

“FORCE MAJEURE,” an eclectic show featuring a variety of performers, will take place at 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Cobra Club in Bushwick. The performer lineup includes a “mutation” dancer, magician from Taiwan, physical comedian, singers and more. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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

 


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