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March 23, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Former Nets player and coach Jason Kidd celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 82nd day of the year.

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ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Two Girl Decoys, 7 Men, Captured in Bandit Roundup.”

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The article focused on Brooklyn police arresting nine individuals believed to have been part of a band of bandits.

“With the arrest of two former chorus girls and seven men, most of whom have prison records, the Brooklyn police are convinced they have captured the ‘Blue Limousine’ band of bandits that has been terrorizing shopkeepers in the borough for some time and whose work culminated on Sunday night in the daring holdup of William T. Blair in his drug store … in which the two women acted as decoys and barriers to shield the robbers from pedestrians in the street,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include comedian and actor LOUIE ANDERSON, who was born in 1953; distance runner DR. ROGER BANNISTER, who was born in 1929; Olympic runner MO FARAH, who was born in 1983; “Ultimate Deception” actor RICHARD GRIECO, who was born in 1965; gossip columnist and blogger PEREZ HILTON, who was born in 1978; singer CHAKA KHAN, who was born in 1953; former basketball player and former Brooklyn Nets coach JASON KIDD, who was born in 1973; Hall of Fame basketball player MOSES EUGENE MALONE, who was born in 1954; Tony Award-winning actress for “Agnes of God” AMANDA PLUMMER, who was born in 1957; and “The Americans” actress KERI RUSSELL, who was born in 1976.

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“THE LAST FLIGHT OF Poxl West,” by Daniel Torday, will be featured at BookCourt tonight at 7 p.m. in Cobble Hill.  Torday is the director of creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and the editor at The Kenyon Review. The event includes a reading, audience Q&A and book signing.

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

 


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