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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

MILESTONES: August 13, birthdays for Danny Bonaduce, Philippe Petit, Shani Davis

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 225th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 10, birthdays for Antonio Banderas, Betsey Johnson, Dr. Carla Hayden

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 222nd day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 9, birthdays for Anna Kendrick, Michael Kors, Deion Sanders

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 221st day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 8, birthdays for Roger Federer, Shawn Mendes, Meagan Good

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 220th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 6, birthdays for Leslie Odom Jr., Robin Van Persie, Travie McCoy

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 218th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 3, birthdays for Karlie Kloss, Martha Stewart, Tony Bennett

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 215th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 2, birthdays for Charli XCX, Kristaps Porzingis, David Ferrer

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 214th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 1, birthdays for Chuck D, Leon Thomas, Max Carver

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 213th day of the year. … Full Article

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