Brooklyn Today: September 24, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 268th day of the year. According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Sept. 24, 1900, both political parties planned huge pre-election parades with fireworks, speeches, brass bands and so forth. Vice presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt was apparently planning to come to the Brooklyn Republican parade himself.

Well-known people who were born today include Olympic gymnasts Morgan and Paul Hamm, singer Sheila MacRae, former baseball player Rafael Palmeiro and screenwriter Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”).
 
* * *
 
A meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will be held on Monday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the corporation’s offices at 334 Furman St. (at Joralemon Street).