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The African-American baseball tradition in Brooklyn didn’t begin on this day in 1947 when Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 21

Good morning. Today is the 80th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for March 21, 1864, reported on a speech about the ongoing Civil War by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 20

Good morning. Today is the 79th day of the year. On this day in 1900, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that an “aged Hebrew” named Moses Kramer had come to a police station in Williamsburg and asked to be admitted to a home for the destitute. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 19

Good morning. Today is the 78th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 19, 1900, reported on the new horse-drawn fire engines that the Brooklyn Fire Department was receiving. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 17

Good morning. Today is the 76th day of the year, and it is also St. Patrick’s Day. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 9, 1870, had an article about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Brooklyn, which was scheduled for March 17 of that year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 14

Good morning. Today is the 73rd day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 11

Good morning. Today is the 70th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 10

Good morning. Today is the 74th day of the year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 7

Good morning. Today is the 65th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 7, 1902, reported on the case of former Brooklynite Dan Levey, who was charged with forgery. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 6

Good morning. Today is the 65th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 6, 1891, reported that Terino Falini, an Italian-American barber whose shop was near Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue, was the victim of a swindle. … Full Article

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