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StoryCorps turning Thanksgiving into an oral history holiday

As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress. … Full Article

August 7, birthdays for Charlize Theron, Sidney Crosby, David Duchovny

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 219th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1925, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Bandits Gag Five in Store and Get $100,000 in Furs.” … Full Article

August 4, birthdays for Barack Obama, Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Clemens

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 216th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1937, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “City to Acquire Brighton Area, Add it to Coney.” … Full Article

August 3, birthdays for Tom Brady, Martha Stewart, Karlie Kloss

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 215th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1919, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Two Cent Transfer Fee Goes Into Effect; No Disorder Reported.” … Full Article

July 31, birthdays for J.K. Rowling, Wesley Snipes, Rico Rodriguez

ON THIS DAY IN 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Go to War, Kill Men and Be Killed? No! Is Wail of Slackers.” … Full Article

July 30, birthdays for Hope Solo, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 211th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Made No Effort to Arrest Gang, Hughes Admits.” … Full Article

July 29, birthdays for Ken Burns, Tim Gunn, Martina McBride

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 210th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Mushrooms in Connecticut, Too.” … Full Article

July 27, birthdays for Alex Rodriguez, Taylor Schilling, Maya Rudolph

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 208th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1948, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “52 Jet Planes Readied for Flight to Idlewild.” … Full Article

July 24, birthdays for Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Chenoweth, Elizabeth Moss

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 205th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1920 the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Swim at Coney Will Cost $2, Under New Hylan Ordinance.” … Full Article

July 23, birthdays for Daniel Radcliffe, Woody Harrelson, Don Imus

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 204th day of the year. ON THIS DAY IN 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Miss Liberty in Danger, Is Report of Engineer.” … Full Article

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