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Brooklyn Today for February 27

Good morning. Today is the 58th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 27, 1901, reported on a strike by telephone linemen who belonged to  the still-existing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 26

Good morning. Today is the 57th day of the year. On Feb. 26, 1888, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle tried to answer a letter to the editor that asked whether a man whose parents were both American citizens but were living abroad at the time of his birth could be president. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 25

Good morning. Today is the 56th day of the year. When people think of lynchings, they usually think in terms of the Deep South. However, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 25, 1901, reported on a lynching in Matawan, N.J.. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 24

Good morning. Today is the 55th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 24, 1869, reported that African-American residents of Weeksville, which is now part of Crown Heights, protested when the Brooklyn Board of Education replaced a black teacher with a white teacher. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 21

Good morning. Today is the 52nd day of the year. Most of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page for Feb. 21, 1901, was taken up by Queen Victoria’s fatal illness. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 20

Good morning. Today is the 51st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 19

Good morning. Today is the 50th day of the year. On this day in 1874, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on a night watchman who shot a chicken thief at 660 St. Marks Ave. in Crown Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 14

Good morning. Today is the 45th day of the year. On Feb. 14, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote about a fight at Bader’s Hotel on Ocean Parkway between a wealthy undertaker and his wife, on one side, and a doctor and his wife, on the other. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 13

Good morning. Today is the 44th day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Booker T. Washington and several other African-American leaders and clergymen spoke at Plymouth Church on the occasion of Lincoln’s Birthday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 12

Good morning. Today is the 43rd day of the year. On this day in 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that when Charles F. Smith, the son of the publisher of the Flushing Times in Queens, was taken to court for passing forged checks, his troubles had just begun. … Full Article

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