Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 347th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that a snowstorm had made thousands of people late for work, had stymied “truck and wagon traffic” (mainly horse-drawn), and had delayed deliveries of coal that were urgently needed for heating. The storm also knocked out electrical power to the borough’s elevated lines and forced the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company, which operated the routes, to bring its stream locomotives out of retirement.
Well-known people who were born today include actor Christopher Plummer (“Beginners,” “The Last Station”), hockey manager Sergei Fedorov, Hall of Fame football player Richard Dent, actor Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”) and Brooklyn-born actor Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Ghost World,” “Fargo”).