Brooklyn Today: July 23, 2012
Good morning. Today is the 205th day of the year. The Brooklyn Eagle of July 23, 1954, displayed a picture of 18-month-old Anthony Castaldo standing under a hydrant. That’s how Brooklynites used to beat the heat, by opening a fire hydrant, then running when the cops arrived.
Well-known people who were born today include radio personality Don Imus, journalist Nicholas Gage, actress Gloria DeHaven (“Two Girls and a Sailor”), Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and actor Marlon Wayans (“In Living Color”).
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The powerHouse Arena and Brooklyn Bridge Park will host a reading of Lizz Winstead’s latest book, “Lizz Free or Die,” this evening at 7 p.m. at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Winstead is the co-creator of The Daily Show and one of the founders of Air America Radio.