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September 19: ON THIS DAY in 1939, Hitler threatens 7-year war

September 19, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle History

ON THIS DAY IN 1888, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “A German named Ludwig has been arrested in London on suspicion of having committed the recent horrible Whitechapel murders” … “The workmen on the Eiffel tower, which is being constructed in Paris for the Exposition, threaten to strike for higher wages” … “A bulldog on Fifth avenue, New York, yesterday horribly mangled three men. He was shot thirteen times and had to be beaten with clubs before he died” … “The Park Commissioners will meet this afternoon and discuss, among other things, the proposition to light Prospect Park with electricity. They will have before them the report of Professor Share to the Executive Committee concerning the feasibility and probable cost of lighting either a section or the whole of the park. The professor regards the conditions as favorable and recommends that the incandescent light be used.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1901, the Eagle reported, “Canton [Ohio] — William McKinley is at rest. The last tribute of loving friends and a mourning nation was appropriately paid to the martyred President in this the city which he had so long honored and which had so long reverenced him. The sadness of all Canton was deepened on this never to be forgotten occasion by the knowledge that the widow of the President was on the point of collapse under her long strain. She, too, is greatly loved by the people of this city and their hearts went out to her, as never before … In the immense procession that followed the body to the cemetery there were few dry eyes. The Grand Army comrades of Major McKinley led this imposing funeral parade, which consisted of militia, details of regulars from all branches of the service, fraternal, social and civic organizations, representatives of commercial bodies from all over the country, the governors of several states with their staffs, members of Congress and the cabinet, and Mr. McKinley’s successor, Theodore Roosevelt.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1939, the Eagle reported, “Danzig, Sept. 19 (AP) — Adolf Hitler emphasized today that ‘we have no war intention against either England or France’ and that Germany seeks to achieve ‘a lasting peace.’ ‘Russia and Germany will settle this (Polish) situation and this will result in the removal of the tension,’ he declared. However, he expressed a determination to continue the war as long as he was forced, saying the word ‘surrender’ would not be uttered. ‘Nor at the end of the sixth or the seventh year,’ he shouted. ‘The generation of today is not the generation of Bethmann-Hollweg.’ Earlier he had said the Germany of today ‘no longer is a country to which ultimatums can be dictated. We will give bomb against bomb, not only one but 500 bombs,’ he shouted.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Eagle reported, “Poplar Bluff, Mo. (U.P.) – Four planes chased after a ‘flying saucer’ which hundreds of persons saw roaring across the sky, but the pilots said today that they couldn’t get near it. Police, airport and radio station personnel said ‘just about everyone in Poplar Bluff’ saw the mysterious spherical object for five or six hours yesterday afternoon. Civil Aeronautics Authority workers at Malden, 28 miles southeast of here, plotted its southeasterly course from 4 p.m. until dark. But descriptions of the object and guesses as to its identity were almost a dime a dozen. National Guard authorities at Memphis who sent two F-51 fighters up to check reports that a ‘translucent washtub’ was at large in the airlines were close-mouthed. A National Guard sergeant at Memphis confirmed that the F-51s climbed to 30,000 feet but could not make contact with the object.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1953, the Eagle reported, “When Duke Snider cracks his next homer, he’ll join Roy Campanella in the 40-homer class. Only one other team ever had two sluggers with 40 or more in the same season. One guess. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, naturally. And they did it three times for the Yankees, so Snider will create a new National League achievement. If he hits it. Campanella is only the 11th National Leaguer to bomb 40 in one season.”

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