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MILESTONES: November 15, birthdays for Shailene Woodley, B.O.B., Lily Aldridge

ON THIS DAY IN 1860, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Last night the Wide Awakes gave vent to their enthusiasm at the recent victory of the party, for whose success they labored so earnestly, by a parade. … Full Article

November 7, ON THIS DAY in 1928, Herbert Hoover wins in landslide

ON THIS DAY IN 1928, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Alfred E. Smith is today, according to all indications, the worst defeated Democratic candidate since the Civil War. Herbert Hoover appears to have carried 40 states, with 444 electoral votes. … Full Article

MILESTONES: November 7, birthdays for Lorde, David Guetta, David de Gea

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former soccer player RIO FERDINAND, who was born in 1978; Boston Pops conductor KEVIN LOCKHART, who was born in 1959; actor JEREMY LONDON, who was born in 1972; Grammy Award-winning singer LORDE, who was born in 1996; singer and son … Full Article

MILESTONES: November 2, birthdays for Nelly, Kendall Schmidt, Shah Rukh Khan

ON THIS DAY IN 1920, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Men and women voters of the 48 sovereign states of the nation went to the polls today to select a new President for the four years beginning March 4 next. … Full Article

Ceremony held to commemorate anniversary of deadly 1918 subway crash that killed 93

City officials, historians and FDNY “brass” met at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard on Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Malbone Street wreck, the worst tragedy in New York City mass transit history. … Full Article

November 1, ON THIS DAY in 1952, Adlai Stevenson appears at BAM

ON THIS DAY IN 1952, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Adlai E. … Full Article

MILESTONES: November 1, birthdays for Tim Cook, Jenny McCarthy, Gary Player

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actor Penn Badgley, who was born in 1986; actress Toni Collette, who was born in 1972; Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was born in 1960; publisher Larry Fl … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 26, birthdays for Hillary Clinton, Keith Urban, Seth MacFarlane

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include professional wrestler CM PUNK, who was born in 1978; actor TOM CAVANAUGH, who was born in 1963; former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. Sen. … Full Article

MILESTONES: October 25, birthdays for Katy Perry, Ciara, Craig Robinson

ON THIS DAY IN 1901, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Niagara Falls — Mrs. Anna Edson Taylor celebrated her [63rd] birthday by making a successful trip over the Horseshoe Falls in a barrel. … Full Article

October 24, ON THIS DAY in 1950, Truman asks for 'fool-proof' pact to precent third World War

ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Flushing, Oct. 24 (U.P.) — President [Harry] Truman called today for a ‘fool-proof,’ worldwide disarmament pact to head off a third world war. But he warned that the U.S. … Full Article

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