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Brooklyn Today for November 1

Good morning. Today is the 305th day of the year. On this day in 1899, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried an article saying that a new company, Continental Telephone and Telegraph, had been formed to compete with the powerful Bell Telephone Company. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 31

Good morning. Today is the 304 day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 30

Good morning. Today is the 303rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Oct. 30, 1850, reported that there were large demonstrations against the Fugitive Slave Law in Boston, Cleveland and Chicago. In Chicago, the City Council passed a resolution declaring it null and void. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 29

Good morning. Today is the 302nd day of the year. On this day in 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that Leon Clogosz, the assassin of President McKinley, went to the electric chair unrepentant. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 28

Good morning. Today is the 301st day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried a report about a plan to widen Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn between Court Street and Flatbush Avenue. The job was estimated to cost $2.25 million. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 25

Good morning. Today is the 298th day of the year. On Oct. 25, 1841, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (then called the Brooklyn Eagle and Kings Democrat) first appeared. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 24

Good morning. Today is the 297th day of the year. The headline of the  Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 24, 1929, signaled the beginning of the Great Depressio of the 1930s: “Wall Street Panic as Stocks Crash.” The article had the subhead “Stock Crash in Bids To Sell: Billions Lost.” … Full Article

Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt will take history buffs along Washington’s route

Now you can relive one of the largest battles of the American Revolution by joining the Battle of Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, October 26 at noon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 22

Good morning. Today is the 295th day of the year. Although scholars say the first organized baseball game for which records were kept was played in Hoboken in 1846, older versions of the game were played much earlier, and Brooklyn was no exception. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for Oct. 18

Good morning. Today is the 291st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 18, 1902, quoted Hugh McLaughlin, the longtime boss of the Democratic Party in Brooklyn, as denying reports that he planned to run for the Senate. … Full Article

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