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Brooklyn Today: April 12, 2012

 
Good morning. Today is the 103rd day of the year. It is the anniversary of the 1861 attack on Fort Sumter at Charleston, S.C. After months of escalating tension following the secession of the Southern states, U.S. Major Robert Anderson refused to evacuate the fort. Confederate troops opened fire at 4:30 a.m. and continued until Anderson surrendered the next day. The attack is considered the first battle of the Civil War, although no lives were lost.
 
Well-known people who were born today include musician Herbie Hancock, actor Andy Garcia, singer-actor David Cassidy (“The Partridge Family”), TV talk show host David Letterman and author Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October).

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Tonight, Brave New World Repertory Theater’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Terrace, a comic take-off of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor set in the 1980s, will make its debut at the Brooklyn Lyceum, Fourth Avenue and President Street. The play portrays Falstaff as a mob boss and Mistress Ford and Mistress Page as Brooklyn housewives.
April 12, 2012 - 10:03am


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