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November 18, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn-born rapper Fabolous celebrates his birthday today. AP Photo/Tami Chappell

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 323rd day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Amelita Galli-Curci and Louis Daguerre, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1949, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Roundup Crooks Hoping for Clue to Bank Bandits.”

The article focused on the Brooklyn’s police force’s attempt to crack down on the borough’s rampant crime.

“In a desperate effort to make a show of action in the face of the wholesale hold-ups, robberies and murders of the past week Police Commissioner Enright last night caused a flood of his men to be sent to every nook and corner of Brooklyn with orders to bring in every suspicious character encountered,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include author MARGARET ELEANOR ATWOOD, who was born in 1939; former baseball player DANTE BICHETTE, who was born in 1963; actor MIKE EPPS, who was born in 1970; actress LINDA EVANS, who was born in 1942; Brooklyn-born rapper FABOLOUS, who was born in 1977; actress and singer ANDREA MARCOVICCI, who was born in 1948; Hall of Fame football player HAROLD WARREN MOON, who was born in 1956; comedian and actor KEVIN NEALON, who was born in 1953; former baseball star DAVID ORTIZ, who was born in 1975; actor JAMESON PARKER, who was born in 1947; actress ELIZABETH PERKINS, who was born in 1960; actress KATEY SAGAL, who was born in 1956; actress CHLOË SEVIGNY, who was born in 1974; former baseball player GARY SHEFFIELD, who was born in 1968; actress SUSAN SULLIVAN, who was born in 1944; actress BRENDA VACCARO, who was born in 1939; and actor and screenwriter OWEN WILSON, who was born in 1968.


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SUSAN B. ANTHONY WAS ARRESTED for voting on this day in 1872. In an effort to test the status of citizenship and voting rights extended to black men under the 14th and 15th Amendments for women, she led a group of women who registered and then voted at a Rochester polling place. She was arrested, was found guilty and was sentenced to pay a $100 fine. She refused to do so and never did.

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LOUIS DAGUERRE WAS BORN on this day in 1787. The French tax collector, theater scene-painter, physicist and inventor is remembered for his invention of the daguerreotype photographic process — one of the earliest forms of permanent photography. It wasn’t the first photographic process, but it was the most practically viable in that it dramatically reduced the time for an image to appear. He died in Paris in 1851.

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ALAN SHEPARD WAS BORN on this day in 1923. Former astronaut and the first American in space, he was one of only 12 Americans who have walked on the moon and was America’s only lunar golfer, practicing his drive in space with a six iron. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1979. He died in California in 1998.

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TODAY IS SUBSTITUTE EDUCATORS DAY. This day honors the educators who are called upon to replace regularly-employed teachers. For more information, visit nea.org.

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TODAY IS MICKEY MOUSE’S BIRTHDAY. Walt Disney’s infamous character first appeared in 1928 on the screen of the Colony Theater in New York City. The film, Disney’s “Steamboat Willie,” was the first animated cartoon talking picture.

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

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“An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.” — Margaret Atwood, who was born on this day in 1939


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