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October 16, ON THIS DAY in 1946, how 11 top Nazis died

ON THIS DAY IN 1946, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Nuernberg, Oct. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 16, birthdays for John Mayer, Bryce Harper, Amelia Lily

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Olympic swimmer MELISSA LOUISE BELOTE, who was born in 1956; actor BARRY CORBIN, who was born in 1940; former baseball player JUAN GONZALEZ, who was born in 1969; hockey player PAUL KARIYA, who was born in 1974; five-time Tony Award-winni … Full Article

October 15, ON THIS DAY in 1924, ZR-3 blimp flies over Brooklyn

ON THIS DAY IN 1924, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Springing suddenly out of the October haze hanging like a fog over the lower bay at 7:40 o’clock today, and swimming the skies with all the grace of a huge silver fish, the ZR-3 came sailing over New York straight from the works of h … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 15, birthdays for Keyshia Cole, Ginuwine, Anthony Joshua

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor VICTOR BANERJEE, who was born in 1946; Duchess of York SARAH FERGUSON, who was born in 1959; actress PAIGE DAVIS, who was born in 1969; former automobile executive LEE IACOCCA, who was born in 1924; singer TITO JACKSON, who was born … Full Article

October 12, ON THIS DAY in 1939, Chamberlain says no to Hitler

ON THIS DAY IN 1939, the Eagle reported, “London, Oct. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 12, birthdays for Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson, Tyler Blackburn

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer and actress SUSAN ANTON, who was born in 1950; actor CARLOS BERNARD, who was born in 1962; actor TYLER BLACKBURN, who was born in 1986; actor … Full Article

October 11, ON THIS DAY in 1937, Supreme Court rejects challenged to Justice Hugo Black

ON THIS DAY IN 1937, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Washington, Oct. 11 (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected today two petitions challenging Justice Hugo L. Black’s eligibility to hold a seat on the high bench. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 11, birthdays for Cardi B, Matt Bomer, Emily Deschanel

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor MATT BOMER, who was born in 1977; rapper CARDI B, who was born in 1992; actress JOAN CUSACK, who was born in 1962; actress EMILY DESCHANEL, who was born in 1976; actor SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, who was born in 1965; physician and cofoun … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 10, birthdays for Mario Lopez, Brett Favre, Marina Diamandis

ON THIS DAY IN 1849, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reprinted an article from the New York Evening Post, which read, “Edgar A. Poe. … Full Article

October 5, ON THIS DAY in 1941: Brooklyn Dodgers win big World Series game over Yankees

ON THIS DAY IN 1941, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Ebbets Field, Oct. 4 — ‘Come on, you Dodgers; bust our windows with homers,’ implored the black-and-red banner suspended from the building on the other side of Bedford Avenue.
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