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Jan. 28, birthdays for Rick Ross, Nicholas Sarkozy, Alan Alda

ON THIS DAY in 1908, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Dr. Nelson Sizer Dead From Opium Poisoning.” The article focused on a coroner’s results from an investigation into a doctor’s death. … Full Article

Jan 27, birthdays for John Roberts, Bridget Fonda, Alan Cumming

ON THIS DAY in 1911, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Millionaire Arnold Asked to Pay $5,000 for Missing Daughter.” The article focused on a “rich perfumery man” receiving a letter demanding ransom for in exchange for returning his … Full Article

Jan. 26, birthdays for Ellen DeGeneres, Wayne Gretzky, Eddie Van Halen

ON THIS DAY in 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Pounds Moves for 100-Foot Highway; Ignores Big Plan.” The article focused on then-Borough President Pounds moving forward with a highway plan, disregarding a previous proposal. … Full Article

Jan. 21, birthdays for Eric Holder, Geena Davis, Jack Nicklaus

ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Society Girls Sledding Narrowly Escape Death; Kept Secret Four Days.”  … Full Article

Jan. 20, birthdays for Rainn Wilson, Bill Maher, Buzz Aldrin

ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Kings Moose Fooled; Johnson State ‘Boss.’”  The article focused on Brooklyn officials attending a meeting in Manhattan with the Progressive State Committee. … Full Article

Jan. 15, birthdays for Drew Brees, Pitbull, Andrea Martin

  ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Only Twenty Men in Jobless Parade; Tilt at Hearing.” … Full Article

Jan. 13, birthdays for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Liam Hemsworth, Nate Silver

ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Eagle Wins, Jury’s Verdict in Coler Suit.” The article focused on a former borough president suing the Eagle over libel.   … Full Article

Jan. 12, birthdays for Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Kirstie Alley

ON THIS DAY in 1907, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Law and Precedent Ignored by the Mayor.” The article focused on the then-mayor refusing a proposal by Controller Metz. … Full Article

Jan. 7, birthdays for Jeremy Renner, Nicolas Cage, Katie Couric

ON THIS DAY in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “City Scores a Victory in Water Supply Fight.” … Full Article

Jan. 6, birthdays for Ndamukong Suh, Howie Long, Lou Holtz

ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Richeson Admits Poisoning Girl.”  The article focused on a minister’s confession of poisoning a girl. … Full Article

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