Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 173rd day of the year. An article that appeared in the June 21, 1901, Brooklyn Daily Eagle is headlined, “The ax may swing in county offices.” This was not a crime story, but rather a report on how the positions of Kings County sheriff, Kings County register and county clerk would soon be put under civil-service regulations.
Well-known people who were born today include cartoonist Berke Breathed (“Bloom County”), former basketball player Tom Chambers, singer-songwriter Nils Lofgren, former baseball pitcher Rick Sutcliffe and Prince William of England.
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This evening from 6-9 p.m., the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Initiative will hold its summer benefit cocktail party at the Williamsburg Edge. At the party, the city will announce its implementation plan for the greenway, including 24 capital projects from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. ... The Federation of Italian American Organizations is sponsoring a charity golf tournament this morning at the Marine Park Golf Course. A luncheon will be provided by the El Caribe Country Club.