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Brooklyn Today for December 30

Good morning. Today is the 364th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried the story of a reunion between a man and his daughter who had not seen each other since the daughter was five years old. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 27

Good morning. Today is the 361st day of the year. People stealing from churches isn’t a new phenomenon. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 26

Good morning. Today is the 360th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Dec. 26, 1902, reported on a fire at Arbuckle Cooperage at 214 Plymouth St. that took the lives of three Brooklyn firefighters. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 24

Good morning. Today is the 358th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 24, 1868, reported on Christmas in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 23

Good morning. Today is the 357th day of the year. On Dec. 23, 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried an advertisement from Keene’s Watch Store, 140 Fulton St. The ad featured “Christmas watches” for $15 as well as diamond and gold watches, earrings and rings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 18

Good morning. Today is the 352nd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 18, 1843, carried a letter from P.T. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 17

Good morning. Today is the 351st day of the year. On this day in 1902, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, teachers at P.S. 17 on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg saved the lives of 180 children by ordering them out of the school when they saw smoke rising from the floorboards. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 13

Good morning. Today is the 347th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 11

Good morning. Today is the 345th day of the year. On this day in 1886, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the start of the tobogganing season at Washington Park. Tobogganing was a sport in which people used a special type of wooden sled to slide down snow-covered hills in the winter. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for December 9

Good morning. Today is the 343rd day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Dec. 9, 1902, carried the story of 14-year-old Robert Westphal, who worked in George H. Leyh’s medical supply store on Broadway and was suspected of causing Leyh’s death by poison. … Full Article

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