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ON THIS DAY IN 1947: Truman urges nation stop food waste to aid Europe

ON THIS DAY IN 1947, the Eagle reported, “Washington, Sept. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 25, birthdays for Will Smith, Barbara Walters, Mark Hamill

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former basketball player CHAUNCEY BILLUPS, who was born in 1976; actor TATE DONOVAN, who was born in 1963; Oscar Award-winning actor, producer and director MICHAEL DOUGLAS, who was born in 1944; actor JORDAN GAVARIS, who was born in 1989; actor MARK HAMILL, … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 24, birthdays for Nia Vardalos, Kevin Sorbo, Ash Carter

ON THIS DAY IN 1905, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “An agreement was reached today on the terms for the dissolution of the union on Norway and Sweden. The understanding was arrived at during the final session of the delegates, which lasted more than three hours. … Full Article

Old subway expansion plans for Brooklyn, Queens give glimpse into what might have been

The past few years have seen a lot of excitement surrounding new transit projects.  … Full Article

September 21: ON THIS DAY in 1945, MacArthur claims Japan will never again be a world power

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Tokyo, Sept. 21 (U.P.) — Japan will never again become a world power, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said today in an interview with the United Press. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 21, birthdays for Stephen King, Faith Hill, Nicole Richie

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was born in 1954; Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Ethan Coen, who was born in 1957; former baseball player CECIL GRANT FIELDER, who was born in 1963 … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 20, birthdays for John Tavares, George R.R. Martin, Jon Bernthal

ON THIS DAY IN 1851, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Jefferson Davis, U.S. Sen. from Mississippi, has consented to run as the secessionist candidate for governor of that state, in place of Gen. [John A.] Quitman, who declined.”  … Full Article

Take a look at 1970s and ’80s Brooklyn

In his new book “Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971-1983,” South Brooklyn native Larry Racioppo offers a look into the borough’s past, when kids walked around with boom boxes and when, according to Racioppo, “rents were so low, you could work and make a decent living without a college degre … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 19, birthdays for Jimmy Fallon, Soledad O'Brien, Alison Sweeney

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include former baseball player JIM ABBOTT, who was born in 1967; talk show host, comedian and actor JIMMY FALLON, who was born in Brooklyn in 1974; actor and director KEVIN HOOKS, who was born in 1958; Oscar Award-winning actor JEREMY IRONS, who was born in 1948; b … Full Article

September 19: ON THIS DAY in 1939, Hitler shouts defiance

ON THIS DAY IN 1939, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Danzig, Sept. … Full Article

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