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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

Brooklyn Today for February 11

Good morning. Today is the 42nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 10

Good morning. Today is the 41st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 7

Good morning. Today is the 38th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 6

Good morning. Today is the 37th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 6, 1860, reported on the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher’s mock slave auction at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 5

Good morning. Today is the 36th day of the year. On the day in 1914, the Brooklyn Public Library’s trustees proposed a deal by which the system would be absorbed into the New York Public Library if Brooklyn were allowed to have half the number of trustees. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 4

Good morning. Today is the 35th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Feb. 4, 1902, reported that “there should be good skating on the lake in Prospect Park this afternoon and evening. … Full Article

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