August 3, birthdays for Tom Brady, Martha Stewart, Tony Bennett
Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 216th day of the year.
ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bombs Set Off in Hallway.”
The article focused on a bomb that went off in a six-tenement building at Suydam and Hart streets.
“No one was hurt, but all of the families in the tenement were greatly excited by the explosion, and by slight fires that were caused by sparks from the infernal machine,” the Eagle reported. “As soon as the cause of the explosion was determined and the families quieted an alarm was turned in, and engines responded.”
NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer TONY BENNETT, who was born on this day in 1926; actor, director and writer STEVEN BERKOFF, who was born in 1937; football player TOM BRADY, who was born in 1977; actress EVANGELINE LILLY, who was born in 1979; 11-time Olympic medalist swimmer and TV personality RYAN LOCHTE, who was born in 1984; actor JOHN MCGINLEY, who was born in New York City in 1959; Gov. of Puerto Rico ALEJANDRO GARCIA PADILLA, who was born in 1971; actor MARTIN SHEEN, who was born in 1940; model and actress HANNAH SIMONE, who was born in 1980; lifestyle consultant, TV personality and writer MARTHA STEWART, who was born in 1941; actor ISAIAH WASHINGTON, who was born in 1963; and former gymnast BLAINE WILSON, who was born in 1974.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE Park will host the Family Tree Walk as part of its Wednesday Night Tour series tonight at 6:30 p.m. beginning at the Pier 1 entrance. Environmental educator Sigrun Shaphire will lead the tour that is fit for the entire family. For more information, visit brooklynbridgepark.org.
NYC DEPARTMENT OF Transportation will host a public workshop tonight at the corners of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues to discuss comprehensive safety improvements at the intersection. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the YWCA at 30 Third Ave. For more information, email [email protected] or call 646-892-1363.
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL Society (BHS) will host “Tales from the Vault: The Skeletons in Our Closets” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 128 Pierrepont St. BHS Reference Librarian Joanna Lamaida and Exhibition Coordinator and Registrar Anna Schwartz will discuss some of BHS’s best kept collections’ secrets and uncover treasures from the former Long Island Historical Society’s cabinet of curiosities. They will also debunk or corroborate some of the library’s most notorious myths. For more information, visit brooklynhistory.org.
Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.
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