Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 12, 1842, reported that “The Long Island Rail Road Company has opened up another section of their road to a new place called Deer Park, the next point after the Babylon station, about 41 miles from Brooklyn.” At that time, most Long Island Rail Road trains departed from a Brooklyn terminal on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Henry streets. This was before the famous tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, used by the railroad between 1844 and 1864, was built.
Well-known people who were born today include playwright Edward Albee, actress Barbara Feldon (“Get Smart”), singer Marlon Jackson of the Jackson 5, singer-songwriter Al Jarreau, singer-actress Liza Minelli (“Cabaret,” “The Sterile Cuckoo,” “Arthur”), former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former baseball player Darryl Strawberry and singer-songwriter James Taylor (“Sweet Baby James,” “You’ve Got a Friend”).