Brooklyn Today: July 18, 2012

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 200th day of the year. The city’s recent heat wave isn’t anything new. the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of July 18, 1900, revealed that during the past few days, the temperature had reached the high 90s. Seven deaths due to heat prostration were reported not only was it before air conditioning, it was even before electric fans. Crowds flocked to Coney Island and Prospect Park to get away from the heat, the Eagle reported.

Well-known people who were born today include singer Dion DiMucci (“The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue”), astronaut John Glenn, singer Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas (“Heat Wave,” “Dancing in the Street’), Brooklyn-born baseball manager Joe Torre and poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.

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This morning from 8–11 a.m., Borough Hall will host its “Building a Healthy Brooklyn” summit, part of the “Let’s Move! Brooklyn” health and wellness initiative inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Borough President Marty Markowitz and Councilwoman Letitia James will all speak. The private event is a chance for key government officials and members of local health and nutrition organizations to talk about ways to make Central Brooklyn a healthier place that promotes movement, healthy eating and healthier lifestyles. ... Today, Brightside Academy at 1491 Broadway in Bushwick will hold an open house from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Brightside Academy provides child care and early education that prepares children to be life-long learners.

July 18, 2012 - 12:01am



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