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Brooklyn’s African-American baseball tradition didn’t start with Jackie Robinson

The African-American baseball tradition in Brooklyn didn’t begin on this day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field. Nor did it commence in the early 20th century with successful, professional teams like the Brooklyn Royal Giants. … Full Article

April 10, Siobhan Wall at the Waterfront Museum


Good morning. Today is the 98th day of the year. … Full Article

April 7, 'American Can Company workers on strike'

Good morning. Today is the 97th day of the year.   … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for April 1

Good morning. Today is the 91st day of the year. On this day in 1902, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle contained a story on the possibility that the Brooklyn Police Department would be absorbed into that of Greater New York. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 31

Good morning. Today is the 90th day of the year. On this day in 1901, the International Catholic Truth Society sought an injunction against Margaret Shepherd, also known as Sister Magdalene Adelaide, who had delivered three lectures at Avon Hall at 1217 Bedford Ave. … 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

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