History

Harbor Defense Museum reopens at Fort Hamilton

The US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton is steeped in history. Located on Brooklyn’s southwest waterfront in Bay Ridge, the fort was built in 1825, when the US was still a young nation. The famous names that have served there throughout its history include Robert E. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for Sept. 10

Good morning. Today is the 253rd day of the year. On Sept. 10, 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle issued its Educational Supplement, which was a guide to schools of all types throughout the borough. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today For September 9

Good morning. Today is the 252nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Sept. 9, 1901, featured an article about John Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 6

Good morning. Today is the 250th day of the year. On Sept. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 3

Good morning. Today is the 246th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Sept. 3, 1893, wrote about Joseph Schumaker, a young man from Huntington, Long Island, who decided to dress to the nines and parade about the town, asking young women to marry him. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for August 29

Good morning. Today is the 241st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 29, 1901, shows that although people nowadays think of trolleys with nostalgia, they were also dangerous. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 28

Good morning. Today is the 240th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 28, 1878 ran an article about “The Daring Exploits of Artisans on the Bridge Wires,” the “bridge” being the Brooklyn Bridge, which was then under construction. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 27

Good morning. Today is the 239th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for August 26

Good morning. Today is the 238th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 26, 1870, reported that John Kelly, owner of the Brooklyn Hotel in San Francisco, planned to visit his old haunts in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for August 23

Good morning. Today is the 235th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Aug. 23, 1902, contained an ad for “Malt Creamlet Cocoa.” This product, similar to hot chocolate, consisted of squares that were meant to be put into hot water or hot milk, where they would dissolve. … Full Article

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