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MILESTONES: September 10, birthdays for Karl Lagerfeld, Colin Firth, Misty Copeland

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include singer JOSE FELICIANO, who was born in 1945;  actor COLIN FIRTH, who was born in 1960; dancer MISTY COPELAND, who was born in 1982; actress JUDY GEESON, who was born in 1948; “Carrie” actress AMY IRVING, who was born in 1953; actor CLARK JOHNSON, who was bo … Full Article

September 7: ON THIS DAY in 1901, Eagle covers shooting of President William McKinley

ON THIS DAY IN 1901, the Eagle published extensive coverage of the shooting of President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo the previous day. “The news of the attack upon the president has stirred Brooklyn more deeply than any event for a score of years,” said the Eagle. … Full Article

MILESTONES: September 7, birthdays for Leslie Jones, Kevin Love, Shannon Elizabeth

ON THIS DAY IN 1864, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Louisville, Ky., Sept. 6. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 31, birthdays for Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Tucker, Joe Budden

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Adm. Badger’s Flagship, Yokosuka, Aug. … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 30, birthdays for Bebe Rexha, Warren Buffett, Lewis Black

ON THIS DAY IN 1877, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Brigham Young, the head of the Mormon Church, died in Salt Lake City at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. … Full Article

August 29: ON THIS DAY in 1945, Yanks raise flag over Japanese soil

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Okinawa, Aug.
 … Full Article

MILESTONES: August 29, Lea Michele, William Levy, Noah Syndergaard

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include actress REBECCA DE MORNAY, who was born in 1962; Oscar Award-winning filmmaker WILLIAM FRIEDKIN, who was born in 1939; actor RICHARD GERE, who was born in 1949; actor ELLIOTT GOULD, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938; former U.S. … Full Article

Society of Old Brooklynites remembers the Prison Ship Martyrs on 110th anniversary

For 110 years, the Society of Old Brooklynites has held its annual memorial service in Fort Greene Park to honor a group of heroic American patriots at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, which honors the confirmed 11,500 American prisoners of the Revolutionary War who were captured by the Br … Full Article

August 28, ON THIS DAY in 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur leads landings in Japan

ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “The safety of Gen. Douglas MacArthur when he makes his first appearance in Japan is one of the chief worries for officers in charge of occupying the Nip homeland. But leave it to Pfc. Daniel B. … Full Article

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