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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

Brooklyn Today for Oct. 17

Good morning. Today is the 290th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 17, 1901, reported that a “syndicate of capitalists and yachtsmen” had bought 175 acres in Gravesend. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 16

Good morning. Today is the 291st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 16, 1901, quoted African-American Booker T. Washington’s comments about those residents of the Southern states who virulently objected to President Theodore Roosevelt’s inviting him to dinner at the White House. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 15

Good morning. Today is the 288th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. 15, 1899, reported on battles in the Boer War in South Africa. The British were fighting the Boers, or Dutch settlers, to determine who would control the colony. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 11

Good morning. Today is the 284th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Oct. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for October 10

Good morning. Today is the 283rd day of the year. The headline of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for Oct. 10, 1901, read, “Democracy Accused of Collecting Money From Employees of City.” “Democracy,” in this case, referred to the Democratic Party. … Full Article

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