Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 240th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “‘Will Expose Him’ Says Whitehouse.” The article focused on a “scandal monger” who had been spreading a false story about Samuel S. Whitehouse, a well-known lawyer.
“Mr. Whitehouse declared today that he was pursuing his investigation to determine the identity of the talebearer, but was proceedive with caution order that he might be absolutely sure of his facts before he acted,” the Eagle reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN on this day include former baseball player Ronald Ames Guidry, who was born in 1950; sportscaster and Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton, who was born in 1958; “The Long Ranger” actor Armie Hammer, who was born in 1986; Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin, who was born in 1938; former baseball manager Lou Piniella, who was born in 1943; “Tombstone” actor Jason Priestley, who was born in 1969; baseball player Carlos Quentin, who was born in 1982; singer LeAnn Rimes, who was born in 1982; “The Terminator” actor Rick Rossovich, who was born in 1957; “Dynasty” actress Emma Samms, who was born in 1960; “Starsky and Hutch” actor David Soul, who was born in 1946; “Home Alone” actor Daniel Stern, who was born in 1957; country singer Shania Twain, who was born in 1965; and “Beasts of Southern Wild” actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who was born in 2003.
EMMETT TILL died on this day in 1955. Till was a 14-year-old African American teenager from Chicago visiting relatives in Money, Miss. He was murdered on this day in 1955 by a group of white men. The Till murder brought national attention to racial tensions in the South. Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat to a white man occurred later this year in December.
THIS WEEK’S SyFy Movie with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park will feature “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The event will take place at the Harbor View Lawn at 6 p.m.
A FREE COMEDY EVENT, Low Standards with John and Matt, will take place at Videology in Williamsburg tonight from 8 to 9:30 p.m. The event is a stand-up comedy show with movie clips. This week’s event features John Murray, Matt Fisher, Emmy Blotnick, Aparna Nancherla and Nikki Glaser.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.