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December 1, birthdays for Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Janelle Monae

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December 1, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Legendary director Woody Allen, who was raised in Brooklyn, celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 336th day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Woody Allen and Bette Midler, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1946, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Boy’s Kin Pin Hope On New Leukemia Find.”

The article focused on a three-year-old boy suffering from leukemia and a local doctor’s discovery that could save his life.

“In particular, the boy’s uncle, Harry Stern of 3133 Brighton Seventh St., Brighton Beach, appealed to Dr. F. P. Ellinger of the faculty of Long Island College of Medicine on the child’s behalf. Mr. Stern had read in newspapers the day before a Science Service account of Dr. Ellinger’s discovery which will make possible ‘better radiation treatment of cancer and leukemia,’” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Brooklyn-raised filmmaker WOODY ALLEN, who was born in 1935; model CAROL ALT, who was born in 1960; author and journalist CANDACE BUSHNELL, who was born in 1958; actor NESTOR CARBONELL, who was born in 1967; singer and actress BETTE MIDLER, who was born in 1945; singer JANELLE MONÁE, who was born on this day in 1985; actress EMILY MORTIMER, who was born on this day in 1971; U.S. Sen. GARY PETERS, who was born on this day in 1958; former baseball player REGGIE SANDERS, who was born in 1967; golfer LEE BUCK TREVINO, who was born in 1939; former baseball player LARRY WALKER, who was born in 1966; and actor TREAT WILLIAMS, who was born in 1952.

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BASKETBALL WAS CREATED ON THIS DAY in 1891. James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts when he created the indoor sport that could be played during winter months. He nailed up peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them, thus giving birth to the game of basketball.

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TODAY IS WORLD AIDS DAY. In 1988, The World Health Organization of the U.N. declared this day as an international day of awareness and education about AIDS. For more information, visit un.org.

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ROSA PARKS WAS ARRESTED ON THIS DAY in 1955. She was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat and move to back of the municipal bus. Her arrest triggered a yearlong boycott of the city bus system and led to legal actions that ended racial segregation in municipal buses throughout the southern U.S. The event has been called the birth of the modern civil rights movement.

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MARIE GROSHOLTZ TUSSAUD WAS BORN ON THIS DAY in 1761. Known for her wax models of royalty and celebrities, she survived the French Revolution by using her craft to satisfy the populace’s desire to see likenesses of the executed. She made death masks using corpses as models. She died in London in 1850.

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METROTECH COMMONS WILL HOST ITS 27th annual tree lighting tonight at 5 p.m. at 2 MetroTech Center. The event will feature Santa Claus and his live reindeer, a musical performance by the Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, dance routines by Brooklyn-based Dancewave and holiday treats from Starbucks and La Défense. There will also be appearances by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and a special light show produced by students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. This event is free and open to the public.

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ART IN DUMBO WILL HOST ITS FIRST Thursday Gallery Walk tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at a series of galleries and studios throughout the area for one night only. On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO’s galleries stay open late for a night of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit ArtinDUMBO.com.

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

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“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” — Brooklyn-raised actor and filmmaker Woody Allen, who was born on this day in 1935

 

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