Brooklyn Today for January 29

Good morning. Today is the 29th day of the year. On Jan. 29, 1955, the last issue of the original Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published. At the time, the paper was being threatened by a newspaper strike. The original Eagle was founded in 1841 and at one time was the most popular afternoon newspaper in the United States. From 1846 to 1848, the paper’s editor was Walt Whitman. During the 1890s, the Eagle rallied unsuccessfully against the movement to merge Brooklyn with New York City. The current, revived Eagle made its debut in 1996.

Well-known people who were born today include author Germaine Greer (“The Female Eunuch”), sportscaster Stacey King, actress Katharine Ross (“The Graduate”), actor Tom Selleck (“Blue Bloods,” “Magnum, P.I.”), actor Nick Turturro (“Blue Bloods,” “NYPD Blue”) and TV talk show host and actress (“The Color Purple”) Oprah Winfrey.