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October 11, birthdays for Emily Deschanel, Matt Bomer, MC Lyte

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October 11, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Bones" actress Emily Deschanel celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 285th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1903, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Beaten by Gang of Thugs: Young Man Frightfully Abused Because He Refused to Buy Drinks for Ruffians.”

The article focused on a man who was attacked at a saloon in Brownsville.

“Officer Hock of the Brownsville precinct saw Netti staggering along Belmont Avenue and at first thought the man was intoxicated,” the Eagle reported. “Coming near to him he saw the man was bleeding profusely from a wound over the left eye and numerous cuts about the head. Dr. Moses of the Bradford Street Hospital was summoned and dressed Netti’s wounds, after which he was taken to his home.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor MATT BOMER, who was born in 1977; actress JOAN CUSACK, who was born in 1962; actress EMILY DESCHANEL, who was born in 1976; actor SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, who was born in 1965; physician and cofounder of the International Bone Marrow Registry ROBERT GALE, who was born in Brooklyn Heights in 1945; Hall and Oates singer and musician DARYL HALL, who was born in 1948; former baseball player ORLAND “EL DUQUE” HERNANDEZ, who was born in 1965; Tony Award-winning actress JANE KRAKOWSKI, who was born in 1968; Tony Award-winning actor RON LEIBMAN, who was born in New York City in 1937; rapper MC LYTE, who was born in 1970; actor DAVID MORSE, who was born in 1953; actor STEPHEN MOYER, who was born in 1969; actor LUKE PERRY, who was born in 1966; and Hall of Fame football player STEVE YOUNG, who was born in 1961.


“SATURDAY NIGHT Live” premiered on this day in 1975. Originally titled “NBC’s Saturday Night,” the live show features skits, commercial parodies and news satires, with a different guest host and musical guest performing weekly. Its first guest host was comedian George Carlin. Notable cast members have included Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Kenan Thompson, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis, among others.


FEAST BEDSTUY will take place tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bush Doctor Juice Bar and will follow a seven-block span along Tompkins Avenue, from Halsey to Quincy streets. The food, beverage and fashion tour has several participating businesses. For more information, visit


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

“I always say the same thing — believe in what you do, do it, and don’t veer away from the truth of it.” — Daryl Hall, who was born on this day in 1948.


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