History

For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. … 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

Jan. 5, birthdays for Bradley Cooper, Charlie Rose, January Jones

ON THIS DAY in 1915, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “McCall Hotly Vows He’ll Force B.R.T. to a ‘Showdown.’”  … Full Article

Dec. 30, birthdays for LeBron James, Sandy Koufax, Tiger Woods

ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Wreck of Union Bank Sold; Judgments and Stock Go for $6,320.” The article focused on Union Bank being sold at an auction. … Full Article

‘The History of Dyker Heights’ on film

If you think Dyker Heights is famous only for its over-the-top Christmas decorations, Dr. Christian Zaino would like to set you straight. … Full Article

Dec. 23, birthdays for Jim Harbaugh, Susan Lucci, Hanley Ramirez

ON THIS DAY in 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “2 Congregational Churches to Unite.” The article focused on two churches that were finalizing merging plans at the time. … Full Article

Dec. 22, birthdays for Ted Cruz, Diane Sawyer, Steve Carlton

ON THIS DAY in 1918, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Hylan to Fight B.R.T. Through 2 Grand Juries.”  … Full Article

Dec. 19, birthdays for Jake Gyllenhaal, Alyssa Milano, Rob Portman

ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Three-Cent Fare Line Makes New Proposition for a Five-Mile Road.”  … Full Article

Dec. 18, birthdays for Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards

ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Took Fatal Poison to be Beautiful.” The article focused on a woman who took Bichloride of Mercury for cosmetic reasons.  … Full Article

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