Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 227th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Police Conditions Slightly Improved.” The article focused on crime cases in retrospect, finding that there was “slight” or “little” improvement after police enforcement was increased. The Eagle also focused on an ironic story about a police officer being robbed while he was in the house.
“The Eagle tells to-day of how burglars invaded the house of a policeman in Flatbush while he slept with his trusty revolver at his side…” the article reported.
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include “Pearl Harbor” actor Ben Affleck, who was born in 1972; Princess Anne, Royal of the UK, who was born in 1950; Associate Justice of the U.S. Stephen G. Breyer, who was born in 1938; “Mannix” actor Mike Connors, who was born in 1925; journalist Linda Ellerbee, who was born in 1944; “Heroes” actor Zeljko Ivanek, who was born in 1957; civil rights leader Vernon Jordan Jr., who was born in 1935; Oscar Award-winning actress for “Silver Linings Playbook” Jennifer Lawrence, who was born in 1990; Brooklyn-born “Will & Grace” actress Debra Messing, who was born in 1968; conservative and spokesperson Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, who was born in 1924; and Olympic beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh, who was born in 1978.
WOODSTOCK’s 45th anniversary is today. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on this day in 1969 in an alfalfa field on Yasgur’s Farm at Bethel, N.Y. It was a three-day rock concert featuring 24 bands and drew crowd of more than 400,000 people.
JULIA CHILD was born on this day in 1912. Child was “America’s food authority,” who didn’t even take a cooking lesson until her 30s. She is known for the show “The French Chef” and encouraged Americans to cook and eat well. She died in 2004.
PAUL RAND was born on this day 100 years ago. Rand is known as the father of modern American graphic design. He was born in New York City. She died in 1996.
A HIP-HOP DANCE AEROBICS class will take place today at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Promenade at 7 p.m. This is a Dodge YMCA class.
THIS SATURDAY, Bed-Stuy’s Community Garden by Lewis Avenue will host a reusable bag giveaway event with the support of Citizens Committee for New York City starting at noon.
Special thanks to Brooklyn Public Library and “Chase’s Calendar of Events.”
Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 225th day of the year. **** …