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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

Dec. 17, birthdays for Pope Francis, Chase Utley, Laurie Holden

ON THIS DAY in 1906, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Burnam is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison.” The article focused on the vice president of an insurance company who was convicted of grand larceny.   … Full Article

Dec. 16, birthdays for Theo James, Lesley Stahl, Benjamin Bratt

ON THIS DAY in 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “One Bandit Killed; Two Officers Shot in L.I. Gun Fight.”  … Full Article

Dec. 15, birthdays for Mark Warner, Adam Brody, Don Johnson

ON THIS DAY in 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Whitman Suspects Cropsey’s Motives.” The article focused on conflict during a mayoral campaign at the time between a candidate and the governor.   … Full Article

Dec. 11, birthdays for John Kerry, Mos Def, Mo'Nique

ON THIS DAY in 1916, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Ackron Gets Life Term; Schloer, Too.” The article focused on a notorious dive keeper and swindler, Charles Ackron, who was sentenced to prison for life. … Full Article

Dec. 9, birthdays for Kirsten Gillibrand, Kirk Douglas, John Malkovich

ON THIS DAY in 1910, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Kelly and Drummond in a Near Fist Fight.” The article focused on a fight between two pols at the time. … Full Article

Dec. 8, birthdays for Nicki Minaj, Gregg Allman, Dwight Howard

ON THIS DAY in 1905, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “For Football 15 to 8, But Asking a Reform.” The article focused on a conference of 13 representatives that opposed a proposed abolition of college football at the time.   … Full Article

Dec. 4, birthdays for Jay-Z, Jeff Bridges, Fred Armisen

ON THIS DAY in 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Sentencing of Hyde Postponed by Goff Till Next Monday.” The article focused on charges against the city’s former chamberlain being postponed.  … Full Article

Dec. 3, birthdays for Julianne Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Brendan Frasor

ON THIS DAY in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle published an article titled “Gaynor Repudiates Interview as Bogus.”  … Full Article

Dec. 2, birthdays for Britney Spears, Aaron Rodgers, Harry Reid

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 336th day of the year. **** … Full Article

Dec. 1, birthdays for Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Lee Trevino

Greetings, Brooklyn.  Today is the 335th day of the year. Notable people born on this day include Brooklyn native Woody Allen and Bette Midler, among others. For more of Brooklyn Today, please turn to page 3. … Full Article

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