Brooklyn Today: July 12, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 194th day of the year. Now and then, you hear about a type of business that has long since become obsolete. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 12, 1902, wrote about such a business in the article “Big Mortgage on Ice Plant.” The plant in question was located on Fourth Avenue and Bond Street. In the days before refrigeration, people used iceboxes for cold storage and relied on daily deliveries of ice.

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Well-known people who were born today include pianist Van Cliburn, comedian-actor Bill Cosby (“I Spy,” “The Cosby Show”), singer Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, television personality Richard Simmons and TV talk show host Rolonda Watts.

July 12, 2012 - 12:30am


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