March 27, birthdays for Mariah Carey, Pauley Perrette, Quentin Tarantino
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 86th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published a story titled “Unsafe Conditions Exist in Brooklyn, Declares O’Keeffe.”
The article focused on fire hazard inspections that took place in Brooklyn after a “disastrous” fire in Manhattan.
“Opinions differ among public officials in Brooklyn to-day as to whether a fire as disastrous as that in Manhattan on Saturday could happen in this borough under present conditions,” the Eagle reported.
The deputy fire commissioner argued that the borough needed more fire escapes. He said Brooklyn wasn’t “fireproofed” enough.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer MARIAH CAREY, who was born in Long Island in 1970; former football player RANDALL CUNNINGHAM, who was born in 1963; The Black-Eyed Peas singer and musician FERGIE, who was born in 1975; “Serenity” actor NATHAN FILLION, who was born in 1971; musician KIMBRA, who was born in 1990; “Guarding Tess” actor AUSTIN PENDLETON, who was born in 1940; singer PAULEY PERRETTE, who was born in 1969; director and Oscar Award-winning screenwriter QUENTIN TARANTINO, who was born in 1963; former auto racer WILLIAM CALEB YARBOROUGH, who was born in 1940; and “Cabaret” and “The Three Musketeers” actor MICHAEL YORK, who was born in 1942.
A SHOWING OF “Selma” will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Timbuktu Learning Center (House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave.) as part of a Freedom Struggle series. The event also includes a guest appearance by Muriel Tillinghast, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organizer.
“THE ADVENTURES OF Harold and the Purple Crayon,” by Crockett Johnson, will be featured in a Target Storybook Series event at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday at 2 p.m. The event incorporates Johnson’s classic in a multimedia production incorporating life-size puppets, masks, music and magic.
THE CONEY ISLAND History Project will preview its exhibition center from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. View historic artifacts, photographs, maps and films of Coney Island’s colorful past. The preview is free and located at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park (3059 West 12th St.).
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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