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Brooklyn Today for July 29

Ken Burns, Wikipedia photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 210th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the Crescent Athletic Club in Brooklyn Heights had invited President Theodore Roosevelt to a tennis tournament it was hosting. “If the president attends,” the Eagle reported, “he is expected to come into Brooklyn from Oyster Bay [where he had a home] on the presidential yacht Sylph.” The club closed in 1939, and the building is now occupied by Saint Ann’s School.

Well-known people who were born today include documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (“The Civil War,” “Baseball,” “Prohibition”), former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina), singer Patty Scialfa, actor David Warner (“Masada,” “The Omen,” “Time After Time”) and dancer-choreographer Paul Taylor.

July 29, 2013 - 12:00am


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