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Dec. 11, birthdays for John Kerry, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def

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December 11, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Secretary of State John Kerry celebrates his birthday today. Mandel Ngan, Pool via AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 345th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1924, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bandits Run Riot, Defy Cops in New Crime Outbreak.”

The article focused on a large string of burglaries and hold-ups prior to the holiday season, which kept the police quite busy.

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“In the Prospect Park South section a porch climber got away with $4,000 worth of jewelry while the owner was giving a dinner dance in her home,” the Eagle reported. “… The thief escaped through a window and jumped from the porch to the ground.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former baseball player JAY BELL, who was born in 1965; rapper and actor MOS DEF, who was born in Brooklyn in 1973; actor GARY DOURDAN, who was born in 1966; actress TERI GARR, who was born in 1949; singer and songwriter DAVID GATES, who was born in 1940; journalist, activist and politician TOM HAYDEN, who was born in 1940; singer JERMAINE JACKSON, who was born in 1954; U.S. Secretary of State JOHN KERRY, who was born in 1943; singer BRENDA LEE, who was born in 1944; actress DONNA MILLS, who was born in 1943; Oscar Award-winning actress MO’NIQUE, who was born in 1967; Oscar Award- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer RITA MORENA, who was born in 1931; filmmaker SUSAN SEIDELMAN, who was born in 1952; actress HAILEE STEINFELD, who was born in 1996; hockey player MARK STREIT, who was born in 1977; actor RIDER STRONG, who was born in 1979; actor KEN WALH, who was born in 1953; and singer CURTIS WILLIAMS, who was born in 1962.

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“WALK THE WINDOWS” of Atlantic Avenue will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. along Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, and will feature dozens of free events and holiday treats. There will be live music, workshops, tastings and more. For more information, visit atlanticave.org/walkthewindows.

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THE TOY INDUSTRY Foundation will host a holiday toy distribution for 200 low-income families served by Children of Promise, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that embraces children of incarcerated parents, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 54 MacDonough St. There will be games, arts and crafts and other fun family activities. For more information, visit toyindustryfoundation.org.

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

 


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