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MILESTONES: October 16, birthdays for John Mayer, Bryce Harper, Bob Weir

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 291st day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 13, birthdays for Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Simon, Nancy Kerrigan

On this day in 1938, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that New York Gov. Herbert H. Lehman had superseded Brooklyn District Attorney Francis F.X. Geoghan and would appoint “an able, independent and non-political lawyer,” to investigate corruption in the District Attorney’s Office. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 12, birthdays for Josh Hutcherson, Hugh Jackman, Tyler Blackburn

On this day in 1927, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page reported that actress-turned-aviator Ruth Elder’s plane had not been sighted for 15 hours. Elder, who was 25 years old at the time, had set out to become the first woman to fly to Paris, partly in competition with “Lucky Lindy” Charles E. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 11, birthdays for Cardi B, Emily Deschanel, Matt Bomer

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 286th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 10, birthdays for Mario Lopez, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brett Favre

On this day in 1935, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page posted a warning from Italy’s spokesman in Geneva that any naval blockade on the part of the Allies would lead to war.  The spokesman, in this international Swiss city that serves as the headquarters to the U.N. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 6, birthdays for Jeremy Sisto, Britt Ekland, Rebecca Lobo

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 281st day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 5, birthdays for Neil deGrasse Tyson, Grant Hill, Mario Lemieux

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 280th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 4, birthdays for Susan Sarandon, Derrick Rose, Alicia Silverstone

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 279th day of the year.  … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 3, birthdays for Gwen Stefani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lena Headey

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 278th day of the year. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 2, birthdays for Sting, Kelly Ripa, Annie Leibovitz

On this day in 1928, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle front page covered the exuberant Democratic Convention in Rochester, N.Y., at which Franklin Delano Roosevelt was nominated for governor in a very declamatory manner. Roosevelt was nominated to succeed Gov. Alfred E. … Full Article

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