DART MAN GETS POPPED
On July 11th, 1990: The “Dart Man” was arrested for allegedly throwing darts at more than 50 women since June 13th of the same year. He targeted young, light-skinned women in business skirt suits, usually hitting them in the buttocks. The man arrested, 33-year-old Jerome Wright, supposedly struck the women using a blow-gun-like device. The charges against him, however, were eventually dropped to misdemeanors and he was released on bail.
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS CLOSES ON BROADWAY
On July 11th, 1982: Musical Seven Bride for Seven Brothers, a pioneering take on the Roman legend of the Rape of the Sabine women, closed on Broadway after just five performances. Although adapted from 1954 Oscar-nominated musical film of the same name, the stage version was a flop although it had enjoyed a successful national tour. Despite these setbacks, the adaptation was still nominated for a Tony award for Best Original Score and inspired several, more successful revivals (and one Bollywood movie).
BORN ON THIS DAY: LIL’ KIM
On July 11th, 1974: Rapper and singer-songwriter Lil’ Kim was born Kimberly Jones in Brooklyn. Raised in Bed-Stuy, Kim met the Notorious B.I.G. who helped introduce Kim into the music world at 19. Her first album, Hard Core, went double-platinum while her following two albums hit platinum. Despite her many awards for her music and her appearances in films and television shows such as Zoolander and The Apprentice, Kim has recently received more media attention for her apparent feud with Nicki Minaj than for her music.
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