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February 10, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Mad Money" host and Brooklyn native Jim Cramer celebrates his birthday today. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 39th day of the year.

 

Notable people born on this day include Donovan and Elizabeth Banks, among others.

 

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ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “50 Firms Ordered to Quit Court Site.”

The article focused on orders given to a group of Brooklyn businesses to clear out to make way for a new Supreme Court Building.

“City spokesmen announced that demolition of buildings currently on the site, bounded by Fulton, Washington, Johnson and Adams streets, will start late in April or early May,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress ELIZABETH BANKS, who was born in 1974; financial analyst and TV personality JIM CRAMER, who was born in 1955; actress LAURA DERN, who was born in 1967; singer and songwriter DONOVAN, who was born in 1946; former baseball player LENNY DYKSTRA, who was born in 1963; singer ROBERTA FLACK, who was born in 1939; sprinter JUSTIN GATLIN, who was born in Brooklyn in 1982; author FRANCES MOORE LAPPE, who was born in 1944; actress CHLOE GRACE MORETZ, who was born in 1997; golfer GREG NORMAN, who was born in 1955; opera singer LEONTYNE PRICE, who was born in 1927; Olympic swimmer MARK ANDREW SPITZ, who was born in 1950; and actor ROBERT WAGNER, who was born in 1930.

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DEEP BLUE BEAT A HUMAN IN CHESS ON THIS DAY IN 1996. IBM’s Deep Blue computer defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in 34 moves on this date in Pennsylvania — the first such victory by a computer in tournament conditions. Kasparov, however, went on to win the tournament, defeating the computer three times (the other two matches were draws). In May 1997, in a six-game rematch, Deep Blue emerged the overall victor. The RS/6000 supercomputer can evaluate 200 million chess positions a second but is not capable of using artificial intelligence to “learn.” Kasparov was reigning World Chess Champion from 1985 to 2000.

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DAME JUDITH ANDERSON WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1898. The film and stage actress was nominated for an Academy Award in 1941 for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca.” In 1960 she was made dame commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. She died in 1992 in California.

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“DEATH OF A SALESMAN” PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1949. Arthur Miller’s postwar dramatic masterpiece opened at Broadway’s Morosco Theater. Elia Kazan was the director, and Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy and Cameron Mitchell starred. The play garnered six Tony Awards and also received the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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THE TREATY OF PARIS ENDED THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ON THIS DAY IN 1763. Known in Europe as the Seven Years’ War, the conflict ranged from North America to India, with many European nations involved. In North America, French expansion in the Ohio River Valley in the 1750s led to conflict with Great Britain. Some Indians fought alongside the French; a young George Washington fought for the British. As a result of the signing of the Treaty of Paris, France lost all claims to Canada and had to cede Louisiana to Spain. Fifteen years later, bitterness over the loss of its North American colonies to Britain contributed to France’s supporting the colonists in the American Revolution.

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BROOKLYN FOR PEACE WILL HOST “TEACH-IN: THE PEOPLE OR TRUMP” ON SATURDAY, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Ave. The event will examine the connections between President Donald Trump’s proposals on foreign policy and plans for a more aggressive U.S. military posture, including a large increase in the Pentagon budget on the one hand and drastic cuts to spending for the vital needs of the American public on the other. Also to be discussed is the role that Trump’s militarism will have on our communities, from cuts to vital public services to increased aggressive policing in our cities and attacks on communities of color, refugees and immigrants. For more information, call Eric Shtob at 917-412-3097

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

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“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” — poet and essayist Charles Lamb, who was born on this day in 1775

 

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