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October 14, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Usher celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 289th day of the year.

ON THIS DAY IN 1903, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hurled from L Platform.”

The article focused on a young electrician who attempted to board a moving train and was seriously injured in the process.

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“There had been a slight block on the line and Kerney being anxious, it is said, owing to the delay, to make up for lost time, tried to get on a northbound train by grabbing the rear stanchion of the last car of the train,” the Eagle reported. “Kerney, instead of getting a strong hold of the car, was thrown around and down on the track.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor HARRY ANDERSON, who was born in 1952; actor, comedian and screenwriter STEVE COOGAN, who was born in 1965; Hall of Fame golfer BETH DANIEL, who was born in 1956; lawyer JOHN DEAN, who was born in 1938; actor GREG EVIGAN, who was born in 1953; pianist GARY GRAFFMAN, who was born in New York City in 1928; designer RALPH LAUREN, who was born in the Bronx in 1939; Dixie Chicks member and country singer NATALIE MAINES, who was born in 1974; actor ROGER MOORE, who was born in 1928; actor DAVID OAKES, who was born in 1983; singer, actor and TV personality USHER, who was born in 1978; and actress MIA WASIKOWSKA, who was born in 1989.

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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER was born on this day in 1890. The 34th president of the U.S., Eisenhower served two terms. He held the rank of five-star general of the Army and served as supreme commander of the Allied forces in western Europe during WWII. Eisenhower’s popular presidency coincided with a postwar boom of prosperity and optimism. He promised to seek an end to the Korean War, and he was able to negotiate a truce in 1953. NASA was established under his watch in 1958. He died in 1969.

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ON STAGE AT Kingsborough will host Winard Harper and Jeli Posse tonight at 7 p.m. at The Lighthouse on Kingsborough Community College’s campus. For more information, visit onstageatkingsborough.org.

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park will host “Day of Action: Brooklyn Seed Freedom” this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. aboard the Swale at the Pier 6 Promenade. Participants will share seeds, resources and practice seed-saving methods to strengthen the seed network in the New York City bioregion. For more information, visit brooklynbridgepark.org.

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BROOKLYN PUBLIC Library’s Central Library will be participating in Open House New York this weekend. Behind-the-scenes tours of the building will be offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, visit bklynlibrary.org.

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Special thanks to “Chases Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

 


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