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August 12, birthdays for Cara Delevingne, Francois Hollande, George Soros

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August 12, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Model and actress Cara Delevingne celebrates her birthday today. AP Photo/Joel Ryan

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 225th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1935, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Grandmother, to Be Deported, Fights for Custody of Girl, 7.”

The article focused on a custody and deportation case at the Brooklyn Supreme Court.

“[Rita’s] maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Sermol … who is slated for deportation to Latvia, and her aunt, Mrs. Emily Zuker of Lynn, Massachusetts, are battling for the child’s custody,” the Eagle reported. “Rita spent a few minutes before Justice Thomas C. Kadien in the Brooklyn Supreme Court today, showing no emotion about the future.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Casey Affleck, who was born in 1975; model and actress Cara Delevingne, who was born in 1992; writer William Goldman, who was born in 1931; actor George Hamilton, who was born in 1939; President of France Francois Hollande, who was born in 1954; actor Sam Jones, who was born in 1954; actor Peter Krause, who was born in 1965; author Ann Martin, who was born in 1955; jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, who was born in 1954; Hall of Fame tennis player Pete Sampras, who was born in 1971; billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros, who was born in 1930; and former basketball player Antoine Walker, who was born in 1976.

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BRIC CELEBRATE Brooklyn! will host a concert featuring Dr. Dog and orchestra collective The Knights tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Prospect Park Bandshell. Another concert, featuring Andra Day and Son Little, will take place on Saturday at 7: 30 p.m. at the same location. For more information, visit bricartsmedia.org/cb.

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NORTH SLOPE SUMMER Stroll will present a Kids Carnival Party in conjunction with LuLu’s Cuts & Toys this Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. along Fifth Avenue between Dean Street and Sterling Place.  Entertainment will include carnival games, carousel rides, a bouncy castle, free cotton candy and snow cones, a balloon clown, face painting, live music, a rock wall and more. For more information, visit parkslopefifthavenuebid.com.

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL STooPS Artists event will take place this Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at different locations across Bedford-Stuyvesant. Performers will include a wide array of neighborhood musicians, filmmakers, choreographers, painters and more. For a full schedule and more information about the performers, visit stoopsbedstuy.org.

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC Library will host a screening of Satyajit Ray’s “Apur Sansar” on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Central Library as part of its Great Directors series. For more information, visit bklynlibrary.org.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park will host three nights of performances of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “The Winter’s Tale” by the New York Classical Theatre beginning tonight and also taking place Saturday and Sunday. The performances will start at 7 p.m. and will move to different locations throughout the park. For more information, visit brooklynbridgepark.org.

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

“I could have made a fortune in cheeseburgers, but I finally chose politics.” — French President Francois Hollande, who was born in 1954.

 

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