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Good morning, Brooklyn. Today is the 204th day of the year. **** … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for Oct. 17

Good morning. Today is the 290th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 17, 1901, reported that a “syndicate of capitalists and yachtsmen” had bought 175 acres in Gravesend. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 16

Good morning. Today is the 291st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 16, 1901, quoted African-American Booker T. Washington’s comments about those residents of the Southern states who virulently objected to President Theodore Roosevelt’s inviting him to dinner at the White House. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 15

Good morning. Today is the 288th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 15, 1899, reported on battles in the Boer War in South Africa. The British were fighting the Boers, or Dutch settlers, to determine who would control the colony. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 11

Good morning. Today is the 284th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 10

Good morning. Today is the 283rd day of the year. The headline of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Oct. 10, 1901, read, “Democracy Accused of Collecting Money From Employees of City.” “Democracy,” in this case, referred to the Democratic Party. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 9

Good morning. Today is the 282nd day of the year. On Oct. 9, 1862, Walt Whitman wrote an article in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the death of Andrew Demarest, age 83, who was one of the founders of the Masons in Brooklyn and had known veterans of the Revolutionary War during his childhood. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 8

Good morning. Today is the 281st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 8, 1889, reported on a pennant-race baseball game the previous day between the Brooklyn Grays (later the Brooklyn Dodgers) and the Baltimore Orioles. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 7

Good morning. Today is the 280th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 7, 1897, carried an article about a lecture by William Lloyd Garrison Jr., son of the famous American abolitionist, in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 4

Good morning. Today is the 277th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that a shortage of coal, which was the main fuel for heating in those days, could also lead to a water shortage. “Every drop of water must be pumped,” the Eagle reported. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 3

Good morning. Today is the 275th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 3, 1900, carried a story about 20-year-old Alice Hill, a stenographer for Dow Jones who lived on Nostrand Avenue. She fell in love with a young physician, Dr. … Full Article

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