Brooklyn Today: Oct. 17, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 291st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 17, 1862, carried what many historians believe to be the first news article on a baseball game between two African-American teams. The reporter, while walking through the Bedford neighborhood, came upon a match between the Unknowns, based in Weeksville, and the Monitors, based closer to Downtown Brooklyn.

Well-known people who were born today include musician-rapper Eminem, actress Margot Kidder (“Superman” films, “The Amityville Horror”), actor Michael McKean (‘Laverne and Shirley”) and actor George Wendt (“Cheers”).

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Today at 1 p.m., District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will deliver the keynote speech at the Borough Hall rotunda at a Domestic Violence Prevention Fair. ... Six finalists, one from Brooklyn, will compete for awards totaling $15,000 at the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition in Beverly Hills today. Greg Harriott of Brooklyn has entered his short film “Isla Urbana” into the environment-focused competition.

October 17, 2012 - 12:01am



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