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MILESTONES: September 14, birthdays for Nas, Logan Henderson, Dmitry Medvedev

On this day in 1941, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that the American steamship Arkansan had been bombed in the Suez Canal, a man-made waterway connecting the Red and Mediterranean seas. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 13, birthdays for Tyler Perry, Niall Horan, Stella McCartney

On this day in 1933, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that 254,000 people were in line for the National Recovery Administration (NRA) parade in New York City. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 12, birthdays for Jennifer Hudson, Yao Ming, Emmy Rossum

On this day in 1937, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pledged peace to an American citizenry skittish about developments in Europe … NYC election primary results had popular mayoral incumbent Fiorello H. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 8, birthdays for Bernie Sanders, Pink, David Arquette

On this day in 1919, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported on the resounding welcome that World War I Gen. John J. Pershing received upon returning home from military service. Throngs of people packed City Hall Park in Manhattan to greet him. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 7, birthdays for Leslie Jones, Kevin Love, Gloria Gaynor

On this day in 1942, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported the first nocturnal air raid alert in New York City since the U.S.’s entry into World War II nine months earlier. Prompting the 2:31 a.m. air raid was the sighting of what was believed to be an unidentified aircraft off the coast. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 6, birthdays for Idris Elba, Chris Christie, Elizabeth Vargas

On this day in 1946, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that the striking Teamsters agreed for humanitarian reasons to allow food and medical supplies to be delivered. This accord took place during a meeting with Mayor William O’Dwyer at Police Headquarters. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 5, birthdays for Rose McGowan, Yuna Kim, Elena Delle Donne

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 248th day of the year. **** … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 1, birthdays for Dr. Phil McGraw, Gloria Estefan, Zendaya Coleman

On this day in 1939, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page announced Germany’s invasion of Poland. Great Britain gave Germany an ultimatum, while President Franklin Delano Roosevelt vowed to keep the U.S. out of the war. **** … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 31, birthdays for Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Tucker, Van Morrison

On this day in 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page covered the passage of Hurricane Carol through Long Island. According to the article, 50,000 Brooklyn homes lost electricity and boats in Sheepshead Bay went adrift. **** … Full Article

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