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Brooklyn Today for December 6

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Wikipedia photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 340th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 6, 1925, reported that the Manhattan-centered Women’s Democratic Club of New York, allied with Tammany Hall, was starting a drive for members in Brooklyn. The club was responsible for the appointment of the first female judge in the city a year beforehand. The Eagle recommended that political women in Brooklyn start their own Democratic club to preserve local control and to avoid being overwhelmed by the Manhattan crew.

Well-known people who were born today include Gov. Andrew Cuomo, signer Macy Gray, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, actress Janine Turner (“Northern Exposure”) and Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.

December 6, 2013 - 12:00am


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