Brooklyn Today: June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 167th day of the year. The front page of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for June 15, 1902, contained a large ad for Abraham & Straus (now Macy’s) on Fulton Street. Did you know that A&S once had a candy store? The ad calls attention to “the best ice creams, ices and frappes in town.”

Well-known people who were born today include actress Courteney Cox (“Friends”), actor Jim Belushi (“Saturday Night Live”), Hall of Fame baseball player Wade Boggs, actress Julie Hagerty (“Airplane!), actress Helen Hunt (“As Good As It Gets,” “Then She Found Me”) and Brooklyn-born actress Leah Remini (“The King of Queens”).

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Today at 2 p.m., the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division will visit Lutheran Medical Center to present gifts to Lutheran’s newborns and meet staff. The occasion is the 237th birthday of the Army. … The Brooklyn Jazz Underground will hold its Sixth Annual Festival tonight at 8 p.m. at IBeam at 168 Seventh St. in Park Slope. The concert will feature sax player Adam Kolker, the Tammy Scheffer Sextet and the David Cook Trio. … Tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Union Hall, 702 Union St., Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will read from James Joyce’s “Ulysses” at the third annual Bloomsday event. Appropriately, he will portray the character “Joe Hynes.”

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