November 6, birthdays for Ethan Hawke, Emma Stone, Sally Field
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 310th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1952, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Freak Collision on Canarsie BMT Leaves 46 Hurt.”
The article focused on a train accident in Greenpoint.
“…somebody had apparently forgotten to apply the handbrakes when the air brakes were found to be out of order — and as a result, when the three-car rear section was uncoupled, there was nothing to keep it from rolling downhill,” the Eagle reported. “Twenty of the 46 injured were rushed in two ambulances to Greenpoint Hospital… The others got treatment at the subway station.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former U.S. Secretary of Education ARNE DUNCAN, who was born in 1964; Oscar Award-winning actress SALLY FIELD, who was born in 1946; musician GLENN FREY, who was born in 1948; actor NIGEL HAVERS, who was born in 1949; actor ETHAN HAWKE, who was born in 1970; actor LANCE KERWIN, who was born in 1960; actress THANDIE NEWTON, who was born in 1972; model and actress REBECCA ROMIJN, who was born in 1972; actress KELLY RUTHERFORD, who was born in 1968; broadcast journalist MARIA OWINGS SHRIVER, who was born in 1955; and actress EMMA STONE, who was born in 1988.
“GOOD MORNING America” premiered on this day in 1975. The ABC morning program, set in a living room, is a mixture of news reports, features and interviews with news makers and people of interest. It was the first program to compete with NBC’s “The Today Show.” Hosts have included Charles Gibson, Kevin Newman and Diane Sawyer, among others.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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