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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 December 2

Good morning. Today is the 336th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Dec. 2, 1902, reported that the NYPD’s Deputy Commission Ebstein was investigating Brooklyn police precincts to see whether they were enforcing anti-gambling laws. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 27

Good morning. Today is the 331st day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 26

Good morning. Today is the 330th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 25

Good morning. Today is the 329th day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that thieves had tunneled their way through a brick wall in the basement of a department store at Fulton Street and DeKalb Avenue known as Browning, King & Co. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 22

Good morning. Today is the 322nd day of the year. It is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Many older Americans remember vividly where they were when they heard the news. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 21

Good morning. Today is the 325th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 21, 1860, contained an early reference to bonsai trees, or miniature trees. In a lecture at Plymouth Church, the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, used these as a metaphor for mankind’s condition.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 20

Good morning. Today is the 324th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 19

Good morning. Today is the 323rd day of the year. On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his now-classic Gettysburg Address, which honored Union soldiers who fell on the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pa. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 18

Good morning. Today is the 322nd day of the year. On this day in 1894, former Brooklyn policemen who had helped to suppress the 1863 Draft Riots held a reunion. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for November 15

Good morning. Today is the 319th day of the year. On Nov. 15, 1912, the Flatbush Board of Trade passed a resolution complaining that the cost of home insurance in Flatbush was 50 percent higher than it should have been. … Full Article

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