Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 275th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Oct. 2, 1902, reported that William Dickinson, an alderman (what we would call a councilman today) from Williamsburg, was arrested on charges of bribery. No money was involved – rather, he promised Sanitation Commissioner John McGraw Woodbury that he would vote for measures that the commissioner requested, such as the approving a new sanitation plant, if Woodbury would hire several of his constituents.
Well-known people who were born today include Brooklyn-born actress Lorraine Bracco (“The Sopranos,” “Goodfellas”), singer-songwriter Don McLean (“American Pie”), movie critic Rex Reed, singer-songwriter Sting and motorcycle designer Paul Teutul Jr. (“American Chopper”).