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Brooklyn Today for February 14

Michael Bloomberg in 2011. AP photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 45th day of the year. On Feb. 14, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote about a fight at Bader’s Hotel on Ocean Parkway between a wealthy undertaker and his wife, on one side, and a doctor and his wife, on the other. “There was a royal struggle on the floor,” the Eagle reported. “Tables, chairs and bystanders were overturned.” There was no word on what caused the fight, but a bystander was quoted as saying that there had been so many fights in the place, she had trouble remembering the details of this one.

Well-known people who were born today journalist Carl Bernstein, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, opera singer Renee Fleming, basketball player Richard Hamilton, signer-actress Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”), magician Teller of Penn and Teller and filmmaker Jessica Yu.

February 14, 2014 - 12:00am


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