Brooklyn Today: July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Good morning. Today is the 198th day of the year. On this day in 1902, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of that date, the body of a prominent physician, Dr. Edwin Harper, was found off Sea Gate. The last time he had been seen was at the Brighton Beach racetrack, and someone might have noticed that he was carrying more than $600, which is worth $16,200 in today’s money. Interestingly, he was the supervisor of the “ladies’ insane ward” at Long Island College Hospital.

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Well-known people who were born today include actress Phoebe Cates (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”), musician Stewart Copeland of the Police, actor Corey Feldman (“Stand by Me”) and actor Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”).

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