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February 22, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
NBA star Rajon Rondo celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Matt Slocum
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 53rd day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Runaway Car Hits Another on Bridge; 10 Hurt, One Dying.”

The article focused on trolleys colliding on the Brooklyn Bridge due to ice covered rails.

“The crash created great excitement, and Police Sgt. Devlin and five patrolmen were rushed to the scene to preserve order,” the Eagle reported. “The collision did not tie up traffic, as the cars were inside the loop which leads into the Manhattan terminal of the bridge.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Hall of Fame golfer AMY STRUM ALCOTT, who was born in 1956; “Never Been Kissed” actress DREW BARRYMORE, who was born in 1975; singer JAMES BLUNT, who was born in 1977; Hall of Fame tennis player MICHAEL TE PEI CHANG, who was born in 1972; “The Silence of the Lambs” director JONATHAN DEMME, who was born in 1944; “Slap Shot” actor PAUL DOOLEY, who was born in 1928; Hall of Fame basketball player JULIUS “DR. J” ERVING, who was born in 1950; “Blue Velvet” actor KYLE MACLACHLAN, who was born in 1959; “Entre Nous” actress MIOU-MIOU, who was born in 1950; basketball player RAJON RONDO, who was born in 1986; “Boston Public” actress JERI RYAN, who was born in 1968; golfer VIJAY SINGH, who was born in 1963; and “Educating Rita” actress JULIE WALTERS, who was born in 1950.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON was born on this day in 1732. Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee described America’s first president as, “First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” He died in Virginia in 1799.

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FACEBOOK AND THE Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a workshop for local African-American small business owners on how to optimize their presence and engage customers in honor of Black History Month, today beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the KAI Studio, 1011 Dean St. Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke will also be in attendance. For more information, visit fbbrooklyn.eventfarm.com.

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


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