Brooklyn Today for October 1

Julie Andrews, Wikipedia photo

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Good morning. Today is the 284th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 1, 1899, carried an advertisement from J. Conklin and Sons, a Brooklyn high-end retailer. Advertised were “rich black silks,” “colored novelty silks,” plaids, broadcloths, camel hair fabric and “the latest McCall’s patterns for 10 and 15 cents.”

Well-known people who were born today include singer-actress Julie Andrews (“Mary Poppins”), Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, former President Jimmy Carter, former baseball player Mark McGwire and actor Randy Quaid (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Independence Day”).


October 1, 2013 - 12:00am



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