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November 13, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, laughs with host Jimmy Kimmel, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, during "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Hollywood, Calif. It's Kimmel's birthday today. Randy Holmes/ABC via AP

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 317th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1922, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Persistent Wooer of Nurse is Held.”

The article focused on a man being arrested for disorderly conduct for “forcing his attentions” on a Red Cross nurse.

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“Miss Coley said she met Roder while they were both overseas,” the Eagle reported. “When they came back to this country she said that Roder tried to renew their acquaintance and that she rebuffed him. A year ago she had him arrested for annoying her, and on his promise not to annoy her again he was let go. Saturday night … the girl called a patrolman, and on her complaint that Roder was annoying her the policeman arrested him.”


NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor GERARD BUTLER, who was born in 1969; actress MONIQUE COLEMAN, who was born in 1980; actress SHEILA E. FRAZIER, who was born in the Bronx in 1948; Oscar Award-winning actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG, who was born in New York City in 1949; talk show host JIMMY KIMMEL, who was born in Brooklyn in 1967; Tony Award-winning actor JOE MANTEGNA, who was born in 1947; producer and director GARRY MARSHALL, who was born in New York City in 1934; actor CHRIS NOTH, who was born in 1957; actress TRACY SCROGGINS, who was born in 1959; actress MADELEINE SHERWOOD, who was born in 1922; former football player VINNY TESTAVERDE, who was born in New York City in 1963; Olympic swimmer DANA VOLLMER, who was born in 1987; and actor STEVE ZAHN, who was born in 1968.


THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM’S Ninth Annual Children’s Book Fair will take place on Saturday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at 200 Eastern Parkway. This year’s fair features more than 35 Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators and includes storybooks, picture books, graphic novels and books for young adults. There will also be author readings and hands-on art activities. For more information, visit



THE BROOKLYN THEATRE Club will present “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg (2 Havemeyer St.) on Saturday at 6 p.m. The show will also take place Nov. 19 and 21. For more information, visit


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

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