Brooklyn Today: April 3, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 94th day of the year. On this day in 1968, the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick made its premiere. The film was written by science-fiction novelist Arthur C. Clarke and starred Krie Dullea, Williams Sylvester, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter. Several of its predictions came true – for example, it describes a space station and shows a crewmember reading the news on an electronic news pad.
Well-known people who were born today include singer-actress Doris Day (“Young at Heart,” “Que Sera Sera,” Pillow Talk), journalist Max Frankel, anthropologist Jane Goodall and singer Tony Orlando (“Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” “Knock Three Times”).

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Today, Long Island University Brooklyn will host the Best of Brooklyn Collegiate Job Fair at its campus, located at Flatbush and DeKalb avenues. Other participating institutions are Brooklyn College, Kingsborough Community College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, St. Francis College and St. Joseph’s College. Employers at the fair include Aflac, the American Museum of Natural History, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, Con Edison, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, MTA-Metro North, the city’s Human Resources Administration and several others.