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November 14, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Condoleezza Rice celebrates her birthday today. Photos stylized by August Gibbs
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Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 319th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Claude Monet and Condoleezza Rice, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Neighbors Save Brownsville Pair From Gas Death.”

The article focused on a couple whose neighbors saved them from a deadly gas leak.

“Police, who had been called after neighbors smelled gas in the apartment building at 425 Powell St., found Henry Harrison, 50, and his wife Ella, 35, in semi-conscious condition. The couple was rushed to Kings County Hospital where their condition was later described as fair,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne PRINCE CHARLES, who was born in 1948; actor JOSH DUHAMEL, who was born in 1972; former U.S. secretary of state and former U.S. national security adviser CONDOLEEZZA RICE, who was born in 1954; actress LAURA SAM GIACOMO, who was born in 1954; rapper JOSEPH “RUN” SIMMONS, who was born in 1964; actor D.B. SWEENEY, who was born in 1961; and composer YANNI, who was born in 1954.

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AARON COPLAND was born on this day in 1900. The Brooklyn-born, Pulitzer Prize- winning composer aimed to create an American music style that was both popular and artistic by incorporating American folk music and the 12-tone system into his compositions. He composed ballets, film scores and orchestral works. He died in New York in 1990.

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL GIRLS DAY. It is a day to build confidence in girls and to celebrate the power of girls to realize their dreams. For more information, visit celebrategirlsday.com.

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TODAY IS WORLD ORPHANS DAY. Its purpose is to facilitate public awareness of social issues surrounding orphans and displaced children, to highlight the current statistics on the AIDS orphans pandemic and to engage community support for causes.

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CLAUDE MONET WAS born on this day in 1840. The French painter is credited with being the initiator and leader of the Impressionist art movement. He is best known for his landscape series, which focused on capturing the changes wrought in color by light and weather. Monet died in France in 1926.

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THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society will host “Our Pesky Neighbors — Part 2: Bugs” tonight at 7 p.m. With the help of entomologists, exterminators and other experts, moderator Brooke Borel, author of “Infested,” will discuss the city’s various creepy crawlies. 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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“The more I live, the more I regret how little I know.”

― Claude Monet, who was born on this day in 1840

 


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