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Brooklyn Today for September 20, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 264th day of the year. Did you know that at one time, it was illegal to open a store on Sunday? The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Sept. 20, 1901, reported that 50 grocers in the “Eastern District” (East Williamsburg and Bushwick) were arraigned in court and charged with violating the Sunday ban on commerce. It was estimated that nearly 500 grocers in the borough were guilty of “Sunday closing violations.”

Well-known people who were born today include psychologist Joyce Brothers, Hall of Fame hockey player, actress Anne Meara (“Fame”) and actress Sophia Loren (“Black Orchid,” ‘Marriage Italian Style”).
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Today, free flu shots will be administered at Coney Island Hospital’s mobile van in front of Assemblyman William Colton’s office, 155 Kings Highway between West 12th and West 13th Street. ... This Thursday, Brooklyn Makeup Studio at 447 Avenue P will host a fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease from noon to 9 p.m. ... Today at 4 p.m., SUNY Downstate Medical Center in East Flatbush will host a discussion on the Affordable Care Act and its legal and medical implications. The guest speaker will be Dr. David Orentlicher.
September 20, 2012 - 1:29pm


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