October 14, birthdays for Usher, Ralph Lauren, Roger Moore
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special thanks to “Chases Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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