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April 5, birthdays for Pharrell Williams, Colin Powell, Juicy J

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April 5, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Pharrell Williams celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

ON THIS DAY IN 1914, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Police Wield Clubs on I.W.W. Rioters at Labor Meeting.”

The article focused on a riot of union workers at Union Square at which “many heads were bruised” by responding police officers.

“Police on foot and a squad of mounted men charged the crowd repeatedly and freed a passage through it,” the Eagle reported. “A number of arrests were made, and one of the leaders … was beaten with police clubs.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress HAYLEY ATWELL, who was born in 1982; filmmaker ROGER CORMAN, who was born in 1926; actor MAX GAIL, who was born in 1943; rapper JUICY J, who was born in 1975; actor MITCH PILEGGI, who was born in 1952; former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff GEN. COLIN POWELL, who was born in New York City in 1937; and singer, producer and songwriter PHARRELL WILLIAMS, who was born in 1973.

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ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE will host Steve Mariotti, founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, as well as other panelists for a “Power of Entrepreneurship” discussion at Founder’s Hall, 180 Remsen St., beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, visit sfc.edu.

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THE BROOKLYN Historical Society will host “Not Your Mother’s Feminism: Sisterhood in the Digital Age,” a discussion with a panel of innovative female voices, tonight at 6:30 p.m., at 128 Pierrepont St. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.

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STATE UNIVERSITY of New York Empire State College will hold a public information session about its associate and bachelor’s degree programs at 177 Livingston St., tonight at 6 p.m. For more information, visit esc.edu.

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

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