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Brooklyn Today for October 4

Good morning. Today is the 277th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that a shortage of coal, which was the main fuel for heating in those days, could also lead to a water shortage. “Every drop of water must be pumped,” the Eagle reported. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 3

Good morning. Today is the 275th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 3, 1900, carried a story about 20-year-old Alice Hill, a stenographer for Dow Jones who lived on Nostrand Avenue. She fell in love with a young physician, Dr. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 2

Good morning. Today is the 275th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Oct. 2, 1902, reported that William Dickinson, an alderman (what we would call a councilman today) from Williamsburg, was arrested on charges of bribery. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 1

Good morning. Today is the 284th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 1, 1899, carried an advertisement from J. Conklin and Sons, a Brooklyn high-end retailer. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 30

Good morning. Today is the 273rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Sept. 30, 1902, carried the sensational news that Lt. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 25

Good morning. Today is the 268th day of the year. In the Sept. 25, 1934, issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, a letter-writer who identified himself as “M. … Full Article

'Chronicles of Historic Brooklyn’ reveals fascinating, little-known facts about borough

Brooklyn is booming like never before. But many recently arrived Brooklynites know nothing about the borough’s history. Other Brooklynites, whose families have been in the borough for a long time, may want to know more about their past and to relive their memories. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 24

Good morning. Today is the 267th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Sept. 24, 1864, carried a preview article about an exhibit of flowers and plants sponsored by the Brooklyn Horticultural Society at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for September 23

Good morning. Today is the 265th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Sept. 23, 1902, reported on the Republican state convention at Saratoga and the Brooklyn delegation to the convention. … Full Article

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