Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 330th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the Manhattan Elevated Railway Company, owner of Manhattan’s elevated lines, had leased its routes to the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, which was then constructing the city’s first subway system. The faster subway lines severely cut into “el” ridership, and Manhattan’s el lines were demolished gradually between 1938 and 1955. The Brooklyn els were operated by a separate entity, the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company.
Well-known people who were born today include singer Tina Turner (“What’s Love Got to Do With It,” “Proud Mary,” “Private Dancer”), Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, impressionist rich Little and actress Garcelle Beauvals-Nilon (“NYPD Blue”).