Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 178th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 26, 1899, carried an article about a Brooklyn merchant’s outrage over the fact that his goods, which were being shipped to Portuguese Southwest Africa, were seized by British gunboats. The action took place amid growing tensions between South Africa’s Dutch and British colonists.
Well-known people who were born today include singer-musician Chris Isaak, Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter, Hall of Fame football player Shannon Sharpe and author Charlotte Zolotow (“The Moon Was the Best”).
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Today, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes will host a graduation ceremony for 14 students from the Back on Track Restart Academy, an intensive educational program for at-risk and truant middle-school students. The ceremony will take place at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, 350 Jay St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... This morning at 11 Catherine St., Brooklyn, the East Williamsburg Industrial Development Corp. will hold a “Cleaner Trucks/Cleaner Air Workshops” for businesses that own fleets for vehicles.