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Barry Club to mark commodore’s 269th birthday

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The Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, which has several Bay Ridge residents on its membership roster, will mark the birthday of the Father of the U.S. Navy a little early. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 5

Good morning. Today is the 64th day of the year. On this day in 1937, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle printed an interview with William E. Starkweather, watercolor painter and professor of art at Hunter College. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 4

Good morning. Today is the 63rd day of the year. On this day in 1847, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle printed then-Eagle editor Walt Whitman’s column on “An Hour in the Brooklyn Public Schools.” Whitman paid a visit to a school at Flushing and Classon avenues, considered “East Brooklyn” at the time. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for March 3

Good morning. Today is the 62nd day of the year. In 1930, Prohibition was still the law of the land, although there were more and more calls for its repeal. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 28

Good morning. Today is the 59th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 28, 1886, carried a story about “Reminiscences of Thirty Years of Base Ball.” In 1856, the writer says, 10 amateur games in Brooklyn a year (at that time, all games were amateur) was considered a lot. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 27

Good morning. Today is the 58th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 27, 1901, reported on a strike by telephone linemen who belonged to  the still-existing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 26

Good morning. Today is the 57th day of the year. On Feb. 26, 1888, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle tried to answer a letter to the editor that asked whether a man whose parents were both American citizens but were living abroad at the time of his birth could be president. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 25

Good morning. Today is the 56th day of the year. When people think of lynchings, they usually think in terms of the Deep South. However, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 25, 1901, reported on a lynching in Matawan, N.J.. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 24

Good morning. Today is the 55th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Feb. 24, 1869, reported that African-American residents of Weeksville, which is now part of Crown Heights, protested when the Brooklyn Board of Education replaced a black teacher with a white teacher. … Full Article

Brooklyn Today for February 21

Good morning. Today is the 52nd day of the year. Most of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s front page for Feb. 21, 1901, was taken up by Queen Victoria’s fatal illness. … Full Article

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