Brooklyn Today: July 20, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 202nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 20, 1901, profiles a doctor who was clearly ahead of his time. The headline was “Dr. Maguire is looking for a nice young wife.” The article describes his advertisement, in which interested parties were directed to mail him a photograph along with their height, weight and age.

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Well-known people who were born today include guitarist Carlos Santana, actress Diana Rigg (“King Lear,” “Bleak House,” “The Avengers”), U.S. Senator Barbara Ann Mikulski (D-Maryland) and artist Judy Chicago.

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This evening at 8 p.m., Teddy’s Bar and Grill at 96 Berry St., Williamsburg, will present a 100th anniversary celebration for singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. The marathon concert features performances by local Williamsburg bands and artists. ... Tomorrow from noon–5 p.m., 50 mounds of sand on the Coney Island beach from West 10th to West 12th streets will be transformed into artistic creations by amateur artists competing in the Astella Development/New York Aquarium 22nd Annual Sand Sculpting Contest. There are five categories: individual adult, individual child, adult group, child group and mixed group. Throughout the event, there will also be entertainment on the boardwalk.

July 20, 2012 - 12:00am



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