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The African-American baseball tradition in Brooklyn didn’t begin on this day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field. … 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

10 things to know for today

1. DRAGNET TIGHTENS FOR MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead and a massive manhunt is under way for another. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 18, 2013

Good morning. Today is the 108th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of April 18, 1878, carried an article titled “Passover: An Important Jewish Festival.” Since 1878 was shortly before the start of large-scale Jewish immigration to the U.S. … Full Article

New York stands in solidarity with rival Boston

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A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to "Sweet Caroline," the Boston Red Sox anthem. Irony and sarcasm were absent. Sincerity was the mood of the night. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 17

Good morning. Today is the 107th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 17, 1899, carried an advertisement for Ayers’ Sasparilla. Sasparilla was a type of soft drink that was popular in the 19th century, similar to root beer, and was thought to be a cure for all sorts of ailments. … Full Article

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