Brooklyn Today: May 31, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 152nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of May 31, 1901, reports on the comings and goings of ships in New York harbor. Most of the ships mentioned arrived from Liverpool, Southampton and LeHavre. Since this was the heyday of immigration, there’s a good chance some of those ships were carrying immigrants in their “steerage,” or third-class, compartments.

Well-known people who were born today include actor-director Clint Eastwood (“Unforgiven,”“Million Dollar Baby”), Hall of Fame football player Joe Namath, former hostage in Lebanon Terry Waite, singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and actress Brooke Shields (“Pretty Baby,” “The Blue Lagoon”).
May 31, 2012 - 9:48am



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