Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 204th day of the year.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Total Recall” actor Ronny Cox, who was born in 1938; “Two Girls and a Sailor” actress Gloria DeHaven, who was born in 1925; Brooklyn-born “House” actor Omar Epps, who was born in 1973; journalist, film producer and writer Nicholas Gage, who was born in 1939; sportscaster Nomar Garciaparra, who was born in 1973; “Cheers” actor Woddy Harrelson, who was born in 1961; Oscar Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was born in 1967 (passed away in February of this year); radio personality Don Imus, who was born in 1940; architect Arata Isozaki, who was born in 1931; Associate Justice of the U.S. Anthony M. Kennedy, who was born in 1936; “ER” actor Eriq La Salle, who was born in 1962; “WKRP in Cincinnati actress Edie McClurg, who was born in 1951; “Miami Vice” actress Belinda Montgomery, who was born in 1950; former basketball player Gary Dwayne Payton, who was born in 1968; “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe, who was born in 1989; basketball player Brandon Roy, who was born in 1984; and New York City-born “In Living Color” actor Marlon Wayans, who was born in 1972.
TODAY IS Hot Enough For Ya Day. Annually on July 23, the use of the phrase, “hot enough for ya,” is encouraged in reference to the weather.
THE ZODIAC phase Leo the Lion begins today.
A TEE OFF event will take place today at Herbert Von King Park from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event, Tee Off with NYC’s Young Golfers, will feature practice time opportunities and lessons for children ages 6 to 8. The event is courtesy of City Parks Foundation.
THIS WEEK’S Wednesday Night Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park will focus on Coastal Wetlands. The tour will meet at the Pier 1 entrance at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by The Nature Conservancy’s Emily Maxwell.
ON THIS DAY in 1914, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bar Dogs from City, Urges Goldwater.” The article focuses on an outbreak of rabies among New York City dogs. The health commissioner at the time, Goldwater, attempted to pass a law that would ban dogs from NYC.
“Pet dogs may soon have to go from New York City,” the article reported. “Alarmed at the increase in the number of rabies cases in the city within the past few months, Health Commissioner Goldwater has come out in the open and has advocated a law to sweep the city clean of all dogs.”
Special thanks to Brooklyn Public Library and "Chase's Calendar of Events."