Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 177th day of the year. The entire front page of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 25, 1902, focused on the serious illness of Britain’s King Edward VII, who was reported to be “in the shadow of death.”
The paper went on to say that prayers for him were being said in every corner of the Empire — not only by members of the Church of England, but by Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Hindus and other “non-conformists.” The king, however, lived until 1910.
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This evening at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, from 6:30–8:15 p.m., Community Board 2 is sponsoring a forum on philanthropist Joshua Rechnitz’s offer to build a $40 million year-round, multi-purpose “Fieldhouse” and cycling facility on the site of an aging storage facility on Furman Street near Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Fieldhouse is envisioned as having a 200-meter inclined track for bicycling and a 22,000-square-foot infield for high school, collegiate or professional sporting events.