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August 17: ON THIS DAY IN 1948, Yankee Stadium farewell for Babe Ruth

ON THIS DAY IN 1948, the Eagle reported, “Boston, Aug. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 17, birthdays for Donnie Walhberg, Lil Pump, Paige

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer BELINDA CARLISLE, who was born on this day in 1958; Oscar Award-winning actor ROBERT DE NIRO, who was born in 1943; producer and writer JULIAN FELLOWES, who was born in 1949; author JONATHAN FRANZEN, who was born in 1959; former so … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 16, birthdays for Steve Carell, Madonna, Angela Bassett

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress ANGELA BASSETT, who was born in 1958; Oscar Award-winning director JAMES CAMERON, who was born in 1954; actor and comedian STEVE CARELL, who was born in 1963; TV personality and singer KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, who was born in 1953; Osc … Full Article

August 16: ON THIS DAY IN 1935, Will Rogers killed in plane crash

ON THIS DAY IN 1935, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Seattle, Aug. … Full Article

August 15: ON THIS DAY IN 1945, Japs ordered to cease fire

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Eagle reported, “Guam, Aug. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 15, birthdays for Ben Affleck, Debra Messing, Jennifer Lawrence

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 227th day of the year. **** … Full Article

ON THIS DAY IN 1945: It looks real now

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Eagle reported, “The city’s joy, long pent by tension, fear and disappointment, began to trickle out with the pre-dawn report of Japanese surrender in an increasing flow that promised to become a flood of jubilation as the day went on. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 14, birthdays for Steve Martin, Magic Johnson, Tim Tebow

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 226th day of the year. **** … Full Article

Relive the epic Battle of Brooklyn

Monday, Aug. 27 marks the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence in 1776. … Full Article

ON THIS DAY IN 1945: Peace jitters sweep world

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Eagle reported, “New Yorkers today awaited the news that peace again reigned in the world in a state of high expectancy but, at the same time, in a skeptical frame of mind. … Full Article

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