Brooklyn Today: November 29, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 334th day of the year. Industrial activists are nothing new: according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 29, 1902, Frank Mac Travis, a machinist at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, was killed when he fell from narrow scaffolding around a smokestack at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Well-known people who were born today include former French Preisdent Jacques Chirac, producer-screenwriter Joel Coen (‘Fargo”) musician Chuck Mangione, musician John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, baseball player Mariano Rivera and actress Cathy Moriarty (“The Mambo Kings,” “Raging Bull”).

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Today from 6 p.m., Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A will hold its hold its annual awards benefit at the Brooklyn Marriott. The three people to be honored will be William Cavanaugh Jr., co-chair at Patterson Belknap; Mariadele Priest, vice president for community banking at Capital One; and Councilman Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg/Bushwick). ... The Brooklyn branch of the NAACP will hold its sixth annual Freedom Fund and Awards ceremony at the Brooklyn Sheraton, 228 Duffield St. Among those receiving awards will be Andrew Kimball of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Bernice Wiley, and the Rev. Agnes Blackmon of Westminster-Bethany Presbyterian.