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Brooklyn Today for December 6

Good morning. Today is the 340th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 6, 1925, reported that the Manhattan-centered Women’s Democratic Club of New York, allied with Tammany Hall, was starting a drive for members in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 5

Good morning. Today is the 339th day of the year. It is the anniversary of the tragic fire at the Brooklyn Theater, located on what is now Cadman Plaza West, on Dec. 5, 1876. The fire took the lives of at least 278 people, 103 of whom are buried in a common grave in Green-Wood Cemetery. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for December 4

Good afternoon. Today is the 338th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Dec. 4, 1888, reported that Dr. Francis Tumblety, whom London authorities suspected of being responsible for the “Jack the Ripper” murders, had arrived in New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 3

Good morning. Today is the 337th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 3, 1901, reported that residents of Gowanus, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope were up in arms about the city’s plan to build five new bridges over the Gowanus Canal. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 2

Good morning. Today is the 336th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 2, 1902, reported that the NYPD’s Deputy Commission Ebstein was investigating Brooklyn police precincts to see whether they were enforcing anti-gambling laws. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 27

Good morning. Today is the 331st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 26

Good morning. Today is the 330th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 25

Good morning. Today is the 329th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that thieves had tunneled their way through a brick wall in the basement of a department store at Fulton Street and DeKalb Avenue known as Browning, King & Co. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 22

Good morning. Today is the 322nd day of the year. It is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Many older Americans remember vividly where they were when they heard the news. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 21

Good morning. Today is the 325th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 21, 1860, contained an early reference to bonsai trees, or miniature trees. In a lecture at Plymouth Church, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, used these as a metaphor for mankind’s condition.  … Full Article

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