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October 22, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Back To The Future actor Christopher Lloyd (third from left) celebrates his birthday today. AP photo

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 295th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Where is the ‘8 Foot Anti’ Who Tricked Mrs. Sheridan?”

The article focused on a pro-suffrage sign being tampered with — 8 feet off the ground.

“A neatly painted sign was stuck to the outside of the pane. It read: ‘Down With Woman Suffrage.’ Someone had pasted it over the suffrage sign and had done the job so neatly that not one half-inch of the inside sign showed. How the person or persons reached the window is a question yet to be answered,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Olympic figure skater BRIAN ANTHONY BOITANO, who was born in 1963; director JAN DE BONT, who was born in 1943; actress CATHERINE DENEUVE, who was born in 1943; actor JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, who was born in 1975; actor JEFF GOLDBLUM, who was born in 1952; actress VALERIA GOLINO, who was born in 1966; Tony Award-winning actor DEREK JACOBI, who was born in 1938; actor CHRISTOPHER LLOYD, who was born in 1938; comedian CARLOS MENCIA, who was born in 1967; actor TONY ROBERTS, who was born in New York City in 1939; baseball player ICHIRO SUZUKI, who was born in 1973; and soccer manager ARSENE WENGER, who was born in 1949.

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BRIC WILL HOST A live broadcast, town hall-style discussion titled “Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration” tonight at 7 p.m. at the BRIC Arts Media House (647 Fulton St.). The discussion, hosted by Brian Vines, will examine the state of immigration and the policies, or lack thereof, that affect New Yorkers. Panelists include Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association, among others. For more information, visit bricartsmedia.org/events.


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THREADBARE THEATRE Workshop will kick off its inaugural season with the opening performance of “or, The Whale” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Museum (290 Conover St.). Performances will run through Oct. 24, with an additional matinee performance on Saturday. For more information, visit threadbaretheatreworkshop.com.

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

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