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Brooklyn Today for April 29

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Good morning. Today is the 119th day of the year. On this day in 1868, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle carried what is acknowledged to be the earliest known report in the United States on dwarf trees, also known as bonsai trees. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 26

Brooklyn Boro
Good morning. Today is the 116th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of April 26, 1899, reported that the U.S. Navy’s North Atlantic Squadron, which had been cruising in the West Indies for several months, was headed to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for repairs and a general overhaul. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 25

Good morning. Today is the 115th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 25, 1902, reported on a “parlor car romance” that led to marriage. … Full Article

Sunshine Connections: Grandson of 'Defiance' hero Tuvia Bielski, in Tampa

Other Brooklyns
I recently conducted an interview in Tampa with Brendon Rennert, the proud grandson of Tuvia Bielski, the commander of the Bielski Brigade that eluded and fought off the Nazis in the dense Naliboki forest of western Belarus while protecting, and saving the lives of over 1,200 Jews for three … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 24

Good morning. Today is the 114th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 24, 1902, carried a story about an explosion on a tugboat docked in the Newtown Creek, which destroyed three other tugboats and killed several people. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 23

Good morning. Today is the 113th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the theft and recovery of a silver tea set that had once belonged to England’s King George III. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 22

Good morning. Today is the 112th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of April 22, 1902, described a party of 40 Brooklyn priests and several Catholic laymen who were traveling on the steamer Liguria. … Full Article

5 DAYS: Manhunt for the Boston bombers

Ten seconds and 100 yards. The time and distance between two bombs. … Full Article

Warsaw marks 70 years since uprising in ghetto

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Sirens wailed and church bells tolled in Warsaw as largely Roman Catholic Poland paid homage Friday to the Jewish fighters who rose up 70 years ago against German Nazi forces in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. … Full Article

Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 19

Good morning. Today is the 109th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle on April 19, 1901, reported that the Christian Science organization had set up an office at the Temple Bar building at Court and Joralemon streets. … Full Article

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