May 13, birthdays for Lena Dunham, Stephen Colbert, John Kasich
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 134th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1899, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “28 Killed in Exeter Wreck.”
The article focused on a train crash in Pennsylvania that killed and wounded numerous people.
“The locomotive plowed clear through the two rear cars, reducing them to splinters, and then mounted the end of the third car from the rear,” the Eagle reported. “The havoc wrought to the occupants of these cars was appalling. Many were crushed to death instantly, while others were mangled and maimed in a frightful manner.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor FRANKLYN AJAYE, who was born in Brooklyn in 1949; actress FRANCES BARBER, who was born in 1957; former basketball player MIKE BIBBY, who was born in 1978; TV talk show host and comedian STEPHEN COLBERT, who was born in 1964; writer and actress LENA DUNHAM, who was born in New York City in 1986; Ohio Gov. JOHN KASICH, who was born in 1952; actor HARVEY KEITEL, who was born in Brooklyn in 1939; actor ROBERT PATTINSON, who was born in 1986; actress JULIANNE PHILLIPS, who was born in 1962; actor TIM PIGOTT-SMITH, who was born in 1946; Hall of Fame basketball player DENNIS RODMAN, who was born in 1961; Hootie and the Blowfish singer DARIUS RUCKER, who was born in 1968; baseball manager and former player and broadcaster BOBBY VALENTINE, who was born in 1950; and Grammy Award-winning singer and musician STEVIE WONDER, who was born in 1950.
THE SIXTH ANNUAL Bayou ‘n Brooklyn Music Festival will take place from today until Sunday at the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, 315 Columbia St. in Red Hook. The three-day festival will feature Louisiana musicians, dancing, workshops and food. For more information, visit bayou-n-brooklyn.com.
INDUSTRY CITY OPEN Studios will take place this Saturday and Sunday in Sunset Park, 274 36th St., from 1 to 6 p.m. More than 75 artists, makers and manufacturers will open their studios to the public. For more information, visit industrycitystudios.org.
THE FABULOUS FIFTH Avenue Fair will take place this Sunday along Fifth Avenue, between Sterling Place and 12th Street, in Park Slope from noon to 6 p.m. More than 200 local businesses will take part in the event. For more information, visit parkslopefifthavenuebid.com.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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