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Brooklyn Today for January 30

Good morning. Today is the 30th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 30, 1881, carried an article about the custom of sending valentines. Everywhere you went in Brooklyn in those days, the unnamed Eagle writer said, you saw Cupids and hearts in store windows. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 29

Good morning. Today is the 29th day of the year. On Jan. 29, 1955, the last issue of the original Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published. At the time, the paper was being threatened by a newspaper strike. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 27

Good morning. Today is the 27th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 27, 1890, reported on a religious sect in Kansas City known as the Samaritans who believed that the drinking of human blood was the cure for all diseases. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 24

Good morning. Today is the 24th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 24, 1902, reported that Mrs. Pansy B. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 23

Good morning. Today is the 23rd day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to become the Brooklyn Dodgers, obtained shortstop William Dahlen from the Chicago White Sox and William Dermont from the Baltimore Orioles. … Full Article

My Brooklyn Ancestors

When I feel like going for a long walk, I often head down from my apartment in Cobble Hill to Fulton Landing, where the Brooklyn Bridge anchors in Brooklyn.  As part of a major renovation in 1995, the railing around the new pier was inscribed with this quote from Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,
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Brooklyn Today for January 21

Good morning. Today is the 21st day of the year. Most of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page for Jan. 21, 1901, was taken up by Queen Victoria’s fatal illness. … Full Article

Commodore Barry Club has big travel plans this year

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Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn will have to pack their bags this spring as they set off on two separate journeys in their quest to get the country to give more recognition to the Irish immigrant and Revolutionary War hero who has been dubbed by historians as the Father of t … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 16

Good morning. Today is the 16th day of the year. On this day in 1847, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an editorial by Walt Whitman on the Mexican War. After remarking on the anniversary of the end of the Revolutionary War (Jan. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for January 15

Good morning. Today is the 15th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 15, 1902, carried a large article and photo about the installation of Dr. Frederick Burgess as the new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. … Full Article

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