July 30, ‘Mercury Hits 94; Summer’s Hottest’

July 30, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig celebrates his birthday today
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Good morning, Brooklyn.  Today is the 211th day of the year.  

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NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and songwriter Paul Anka, who was born in 1941; “The Day of the Locust” actor William Atherton, who was born in 1947; “The Mentalist” actor Simon Baker, who was born in 1969; producer and director Peter Bogdanovich, who was born in 1939; “Good Eats” chef and television personality Alton Brown, who was born in 1962; “Designing Women” actress Delta Burke, who was born in 1956; singer and songwriter Kate Bush, who was born in 1958; New York City-born “77 Sunset Strip” actor Edd Byrnes, who was born in 1933; basketball coach James William Cartwright, who was born in 1957; the “Matrix” films actor Laurence Fishburne, who was born in 1961; law professor Anita Faye Hill, who was born in 1956; “Friends” actress Lisa Kudrow, who was born in 1963; Olympic beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor, who was born in 1977; New York City-born Hall of Fame basketball player Christopher Paul Mullin, who was born in 1963; “LA Doctors” actor Ken Olin, who was born in 1954; “My Name is Earl” actress Jaime Pressly, who was born in 1977; saxophonist David Sanborn, who was born in 1945; former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.), who was born in 1947; Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan Huber “Bud” Selig, who was born in 1934; soccer player Hope Solo, who was born in 1981; and Oscar Award-winning actress Hilary Swank, who was born in 1974.  

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EMILY BRONTE was born on this day 1818.  Bronte was an English novelist best known for “Wuthering Heights.” She died in 1848.  

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ELVIS PRESLEY had his first concert on this day in 1954.  He first appeared in concert at Overton Park Orchestra Shell in Memphis.  Slim Whitman was the headliner.  

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HENRY FORD was born on this day in 1863.  Ford was the industrialist whose assembly-line method revolutionized the automobile industry.  His Model T made up half of the world’s output of cars during its years of production.  He died in 1947.  

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A FREE WORKSHOP Wednesday series will take place starting today at MetroTech Center at 6 p.m.  This week’s workshop is titled Introduction to the NYC Startup Community.  

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ON THIS DAY in 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Mercury Hits 94; Summer’s Hottest.”  The article focused on the hottest day of the year (up to that point) in 1917.  “Somebody left the door of Sheol open today and New York got the benefit,” the article reported.  “One could see the city fairly curl up in the fact of a temperature that reached 94 degrees at 2 o’clock.  It was the mercury’s best effort of the season and within one degree of its best record for the date, 95 in 1913.”

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Special thanks to Brooklyn Public Library and “Chase’s Calendar of Events.”  


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