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Brooklyn Today for August 20

Good morning. Today is the 232nd day of the year. On this day in 1900, a Fulton Street furniture store known as A.D. Matthews’ Sons ran a large advertisement in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 19

Good morning. Today is the 231st day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 16

Good morning. Today is the 228th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 16, 1901, took note of the large number of poolrooms existing within a few blocks of Borough Hall. At that time, “poolrooms” meant places, usually saloons, where bets were placed on the horses. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 15

Good morning. Today is the 227th day of the year. The front page of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 14

Good morning. Today is the 226th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Aug. 14, 1902, carried the unusual story of a 17-year-old young lady, Mamie McFadden of East New York, who went on an excursion boat with fellow members of a lodge but failed to return that evening. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for August 12

Good morning. Today is the 224th day of the year. On Aug. 12, 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the Montague Street cable car, which traveled down to the waterfront on an incline that was later destroyed when the BQE was built, would run until 1 a.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn today for August 9

Good morning. Today is the 221st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for this day in 1899 featured an article about a U.S. force of 4,000 men, led by Gen. Arthur MacArthur, defeating a Filipino force of 6,000 men in Angeles, a town north of Manila. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 8

Good morning. Today is the 220th day of the year. On this day in 1901, a trolley car going at full speed crashed into a farmer’s wagon at the intersection of Fulton and Thatford streets in East New York. The wagon was “smashed to pieces,” and the passengers were all injured. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 7

Good morning. Today is the 219th day of the year. In 1902, much of Brooklyn, especially the southern and eastern parts of the borough, was still farmland. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 7, 1902, informed its readers that “Canarsie has been invaded as of lately by chicken thieves. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 6

Good morning. Today is the 218th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for August 6, 1901, reported that the management of the Brooklyn Public Library was considering establishing a reference library. … Full Article

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