History

Christmas throughout the decades, as seen through the pages of the Eagle

Christmas has been Christmas for centuries, but the ways it has been observed and celebrated have changed considerably over time. Nothing shows this more than a look at the pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from the 1860s through the early 1950s. … Full Article

December 23, birthdays for Jim Harbaugh, Hanley Ramirez, Finn Wolfhard

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 358th day of the year. Notable people born on this day include Hanley Ramirez and Donna Tartt, among others. **** ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Citizens Union Hits 2G ‘Gift’ to Councilmen.” … Full Article

December 22, birthdays for Meghan Trainor, Ted Cruz, Diane Sawyer

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 357th day of the year. Notable people born on this day include Diane Sawyer and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, among others. **** … Full Article

December 21, birthdays for Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Fonda, Kiefer Sutherland

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 356th day of the year.   Notable people born on this day include Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Evert, among others.  … Full Article

Dec. 20, birthdays for Jonah Hill, JoJo, Ashley Cole

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 355th day of the year.   Notable people born on this day include David Cook and Billy Bragg, among others.   **** … Full Article

December 19, birthdays for Alyssa Milano, Alexis Sanchez, Ronan Farrow

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 354th day of the year.   Notable people born on this day include Jake Gyllenhaal and Kevin McHale, among others. **** … Full Article

December 16, birthdays for Krysten Ritter, JB Smoove, Zara Larsson

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 351st day of the year.   Notable people born on this day include Lesley Stahl and Benjamin Bratt, among others.   **** … Full Article

December 15, birthdays for Keylor Navas, Jahlil Okafor, Mark Warner

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 350th day of the year.
Notable people born on this day include Dave Clark and Tim Conway, among others.
**** … Full Article

December 14, birthdays for Vanessa Hudgins, Dilma Rousseff, Jackson Rathbone

ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Druggist, 72, Braves Death to Beat Tar Out of Gunman, 16.” … Full Article

December 13, birthdays for Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Steve Buscemi

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 348th day of the year.
Notable people born on this day include Brooklyn-born actor Steve Buscemi and Richard Dent, among others.
**** … Full Article

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