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March 27: ON THIS DAY in 1938, Hitler’s rep says Jews ‘must get out’

March 27, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle
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ON THIS DAY IN 1850, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “A balloon, to carry three thousand people, is said to be in the process of erection in Paris, and to be propelled on the bird-wing principle.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1906, an Eagle editorial stated, “The proposal to put ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’ on the restricted list, with ‘The Decameron,’ ‘The Launching of the Ship’ and Shaw’s plays, in our public library, resulted in some literature from Mark Twain that was worth at least two cents a word, but that may have been as good as wasted on those to whom he sent it. Because they probably thought it was immoral, and maybe it sounded like it. A debased public sentiment has defeated the scheme, however, and the youth of our town will continue to read of the wickedness of Tom and Huck and apply it at home and in school in the usual fashion.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1914, the Eagle reported, “George H. Chivvis & Co. sold for Catherine E. Deane and Millie C. Bragdon the southwest corner of Twentieth Street and Broadway, Manhattan, a five-story building, erected in 1872, by Lord & Taylor, and until recently occupied by them. This property was purchased by Henry Badeau in 1842, from Henry Jackson, Jr., for $3,000. Mr. Badeau thereafter conducted a grocery business at that corner for many years. It has since been handed down by will to the present sellers, which makes it the first time that this property has changed hands in about seventy-five years. The purchaser is an investor, and the transaction was all cash.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1938, the Eagle reported, “Vienna, March 26 (U.P.) – The Jews ‘must get out,’ Herman Wilhelm Goering, Adolf Hitler’s representative, declared today in a speech opening the campaign for next month’s plebiscite on the union of Austria and Germany. Speaking of Vienna, Goering said, ‘A city in which 300,000 Jews live cannot be called German. But Vienna must become a German city. It has to fulfill tasks in the cultural and economic fields. In neither can Jews be employed … The Jews must know that they must get out … This has nothing to do with hatred but it is a necessity.’ … Goering revealed plans to take over Jewish business concerns. He said he had ordered authorities ‘to undertake the necessary steps legally and quietly to bring Jewish firms into Aryan hands.’”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1953, the Eagle reported, “A research scientist gave the American public high hope today that the day is in sight when paralytic polio will be fought with a vaccine to make it as rare a disease as smallpox. But the scientist, who has reached the ‘experimental’ stage with such a vaccine, urged anxious parents to sit tight. Careful study and tests still must be made before the vaccine can be pronounced a success or a failure. News of the important development came from Dr. Jonas E. Salk, director of the virus research laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He is bringing to its final stages a 15-year effort by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to find a vaccine that will give every man, woman and child an immunity against polio.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Eagle reported, “The spectacular, crowd-pleasing Harlem Globetrotters, who helped pry open the basketball season at Madison Square Garden back in October, ring down the curtain with an afternoon and evening performance tomorrow against the College All-American squad of 11 standouts. The afternoon show – and indeed it is a show, for basketball doesn’t comprise the entire program – starts at 2:30, with the evening’s fun slated for 8 o’clock. These games inaugurate the fifth annual tour of the Trotters and All-Americans, which winds up on April 17 in Milwaukee. This series marks the fifth between Abe Saperstein’s magicians and the collegians. In 1950 the Trotters had their most difficult tour, winning 11 out of 18 tests. But in 1951 they took 14 out of 18, then followed up with 11 out of 16, and last year prevailed in 14 out of 21 contests.”


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