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A one-of-a-kind Revolutionary War map used in battle by Lieutenant-General Hugh Percy, a British division commander at the Battle of Brooklyn, will be unveiled at Green-Wood Cemetery on Sunda … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 28

Good morning. Today is the 87th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 28, 1902, reported that there were three people with leprosy in Brooklyn. These people were described as being disfigured, but the Eagle pointed out that they were able to mingle with the general population. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 27

Good morning. Today is the 86th day of the year. On March 27, 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the efforts to create what is now known as the Brooklyn Public Library system. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 26

Good morning. Today is the 85th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for March 26, 1902, reported on the negotiations for the new Tenement House Law, currently in progress. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 25

Good morning. Today is the 84th day of the year. On this day in 1900, digging began for the city’s first subway, the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) line in Manhattan (part of today’s numbered-line system). … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 24

Good morning. Today is the 83rd day of the year. On March 24, 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the case of Dr. Joseph Long of Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, who at different times promised to wed two sisters. Both young women had babies by the doctor. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 21

Good morning. Today is the 80th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for March 21, 1864, reported on a speech about the ongoing Civil War by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 20

Good morning. Today is the 79th day of the year. On this day in 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that an “aged Hebrew” named Moses Kramer had come to a police station in Williamsburg and asked to be admitted to a home for the destitute. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 19

Good morning. Today is the 78th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 19, 1900, reported on the new horse-drawn fire engines that the Brooklyn Fire Department was receiving. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 17

Good morning. Today is the 76th day of the year, and it is also St. Patrick’s Day. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 9, 1870, had an article about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Brooklyn, which was scheduled for March 17 of that year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 14

Good morning. Today is the 73rd day of the year. … Full Article

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