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November 7, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Singer Lorde celebrates her birthday today. Photos stylized by August Gibbs
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 312th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Joni Mitchell and Billy Graham, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1925, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bus Conductor Returns $10,650 Gems, Gets $500.”

The article focused on Manhattan bus driver John Andrew Fuery, who returned a bag of lost gems worth $10,000 and was given a check for $500 in return by the jewels’ owner for his honesty.

“Thursday Fuery went through the bus after the trip downtown and found a bag on one of the seats. Inside were rings and a wrist watch, and $10,000 worth of jewelry. Fuery went to the lost and found bureau of the company and turned in the find,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former soccer player RIO FERDINAND, who was born in 1978; evangelist BILLY GRAHAM, who was born in 1918; philosopher ALBERT CAMUS, who was born in 1913; Boston Pops conductor KEVIN LOCKHART, who was born in 1959; actor JEREMY LONDON, who was born 1972; singer LORDE, who was born in 1996; singer and songwriter JONI MITCHELL, who was born in 1943; actor LUCAS NEFF, who was born in 1985; actor BARRY NEWMAN, who was born in 1938; singer JOHNNY RIVERS, who was born in 1942; and political activist and musician NADEZHDA TOLOKONNIKOVA, who was born in 1989.

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MARIE CURIE WAS born on this day in 1867. She and her husband were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the element radium. She died in France in 1934.

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TODAY IS JOB ACTION Day, a day encouraging workers and job seekers to put their career and job in the forefront. For more information, visit www.jobactionday.com.

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ROOSEVELT WAS ELECTED to his fourth term on this day in 1944. After defeating Thomas Dewey, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first and only person elected to four terms as president of the U.S. Roosevelt was inaugurated the following January but died in office in 1945, serving only 53 days of his fourth term.

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L. DOUGLAS WILDER was elected governor of Virginia in 1989, making him the first elected black governor in U.S. history. Wilder had previously served as lieutenant governor of Virginia, becoming the first black elected to statewide office in the South since Reconstruction.

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THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society will host “Our Pesky Neighbors — Part 1: Pigeons” tonight at 7 p.m. Margaret Mittelbach, founder of The Secret Science Club, will lead a panel of experts in a discussion on the history and contemporary life of the city’s most ubiquitous bird. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.

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

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“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.”

-Albert Camus, who was born on this day in 1913


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