Brooklyn Today for August 1

Good morning. Today is the 214th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Aug. 1, 1902, carried an article about police arresting three men for making counterfeit coins on Hudson Avenue in Vinegar Hill. Police believed the men, all Italian immigrants, also sold counterfeiting tools to other criminals.

Well-known people who were born today include rock singer-guitarist Robert Cray, cartoonist Tom Wilson (“Ziggy”), actor Giancarlo Giannini (“Seven Beauties”), basketball coach Roy Williams and talk show host Tempestt Bledsoe.