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June 12, 2017 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Model Adriana Lima celebrates her birthday today. Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP
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Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 162nd day of the year.

Notable people born on this day include Adriana Lima and former President George H. W. Bush, among others.

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ON THIS DAY IN 1927, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article on the front page titled “Mother Greets World’s Hero as President Waits.”

 

The article focused on pilot Charles Lindbergh’s mother, who traveled to the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard to welcome him home.

 

“Just as the gangplank was being lowered for Mrs. Lindbergh, her son left his post on the bridge for the meeting, which now goes down as one of the historic meetings of mother and son,” the Eagle reported.

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include sportscaster MARV ALBERT, who was born in 1943; actor TIMOTHY BUSFIELD, who was born in 1957; former President GEORGE H. W. BUSH, who was born in 1924; musician CHICK COREA, who was born in 1941; singer VIC DAMONE, who was born in Brooklyn in 1928; actor RICK HOFFMAN, who was born in 1970; model ADRIANA LIMA, who was born in 1981; former baseball player HIDEKI MATSUI, who was born in 1974; actor JIM NABORS, who was born in 1932; actress FRANCES O’CONNOR, who was born in 1939; singer ROBYN, who was born in 1979; and reality star KENDRA WILKINSON, who was born in 1985.

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF REAGAN’S “TEAR DOWN THIS WALL” SPEECH. Standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career when he challenged Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to give liberalization in the Eastern Bloc more than lip service. The speech was audible to East Berliners, but East German police made a gathering crowd at the wall disperse. The State Department had sought to make the speech more conciliatory, but Reagan and his speechwriter Peter Robinson refused. The wall was finally opened in 1989.

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ANNE FRANK WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1929. Her family moved to Amsterdam to escape the Nazis, but after Holland was invaded by Germany, they had to go into hiding. In 1942 Anne began to keep a diary. She died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945. After the war, her father published her diary, on which a stage play and movie were later based.

 

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TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB MASSACRE. In the worst mass shooting by a single perpetrator in U.S. history — and the deadliest instance of anti-LGBT violence — a gunman shot and killed 49 patrons of Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016. Another 53 people were injured. Police killed the self-proclaimed terrorist during the rampage.

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TODAY IS WORLD AGAINST CHILD LABOR DAY. The International Labour Organization launched this day in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

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THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (BHS) WILL HOST “LISTENING Session and Discussion: Stories of Neighborhood Change” tonight at 6:30 p.m. Among the first casualties of gentrification are stories. Preserving these stories and encouraging “deep listening,” the challenge of grappling with uncomfortable stories and diverse opinions, are vital components in preventing the erasure of history. BHS will hold an oral-history listening session and discussion and excerpts will focus on community resilience and Crown Heights’ economic, cultural and spatial change. The event is presented as part of the Voices of Crown Heights project, a multiyear oral history project that explores the history and future of Crown Heights, with partners Weeksville Heritage Center and Brooklyn Movement Center. 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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“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank, who was born on this day in 1929

 


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