Brooklyn Today: July 24, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 206th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 24, 1874, focused on the ongoing scandal involving the famous Rev. Henry Ward Beecher of Brooklyn Heights. Mrs. Elizabeth Tilton, with whom Beecher was accused of having an affair, was quoted as saying that her husband, Timothy Tilton, had spread the story to discredit both her and Beecher.

Well-known people who were born today include baseball player Barry Bonds, jazz musician Billy Taylor, actor Chris Sarandon, actress Jennifer Lopez, comedienne Ruth Buzzi (“Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in”) and Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone.