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October 13: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

October 13, 2021 Brooklyn Eagle History
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ON THIS DAY IN 1913, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “ALBANY — As the Court of Impeachment assembles here for final deliberation, it is believed that Governor William Sulzer will be removed by a decisive vote. This, however, is not positive. Tammany Hall claims nine judges of the Court of Appeals and forty-two senators, or a total of fifty-one. Governor William Sulzer claims seventeen or nineteen of the senators. The Sulzer men hope that enough votes though will be forthcoming from the judges of the Court of Appeals to carry the present governor through. The Tammany claim is not here presented as formal; it is merely the crystallization of ideas of outside Tammany men. A two-thirds vote of the members of the court present will decide the governor’s fate. The Sulzer claim, at least, has been committed to paper by Sulzer men and shown to the Eagle correspondent. So far as the Eagle correspondent is concerned, it is not known that the men responsible for the Sulzer claim have done anything more than put on paper the names of men who will approach the evidence with a friendly feeling toward the governor.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1921, the Eagle reported, “POLO GROUNDS — Finally beating Waite Hoyt, the dependable Brooklyn schoolboy right-hander, the New York Giants won the World Series here today from the New York Yankees. Hoyt had won his two previous starts over southpaw Artie Nehf. Despite the chilly weather, the former Erasmus Hall High School wonder performed creditably on the mound and probably would have repeated his previous successes but for a fatal error by Roger Peckinpaugh in the opening inning that gave the Giants their first run. The Yankees failed to hit with any degree of success behind Hoyt.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1934, the Eagle reported, “Bruno Richard Hauptmann’s defense against the charge that he kidnaped and killed Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. more than two years ago may be spread on the records long before he actually comes to trial. At the habeas corpus hearing before Supreme Court Justice [Ernest E.L.] Hammer in the Bronx Monday, it became evident today, New Jersey prosecuting officials will take the view that it rests with him to prove, if that is what he maintains, that he was not in the state at the time of the kidnaping. Should the court agree with such an interpretation of the law, the Bronx German carpenter would have to take the witness stand and subject himself to stern cross-examination. Thus the main line to be taken by the defense would have to be revealed a month or more before the actual trial in New Jersey.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1945, the Eagle reported, “Newbold Morris was all out for mayor today as head of the No Deal ticket and his supporters were provided with the key to his campaign. The major portion of their ammunition will be aimed at William O’Dwyer, standard bearer of the Democratic-American Labor slate. As for General Sessions Judge Jonah J. Goldstein of the Republican-Liberal Fusion ticket, Mr. Morris said last night on the radio: ‘I shall not be referring to Goldstein except to answer obvious misstatements.’ For his part, Mr. O’Dwyer steered clear of political battles yesterday, confining himself to a Columbus Day speech in which he said there is a need for rediscovering America. He asserted that the late President [Franklin] Roosevelt had led in the rediscovery of America and that President [Harry] Truman was carrying on his principles. He lauded the role of the various nationalities and races in the nation’s development. Judge Goldstein, who spoke yesterday at holiday ceremonies at Columbus Circle, was set to tour the city tonight and deliver four speeches. In a 15-minute talk last night over WOR, Mr. Morris charged his opponents had been involved in a number of deals which were set off after Mayor [Fiorello] LaGuardia announced he would not run for re-election.”

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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include disc jockey Bruce Morrow, who was born in 1935; “A Christmas Story” star Melinda Dillon, who was born in 1939; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Simon, who was born in 1941; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar (Van Halen), who was born in 1947; “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter, who was born in 1956; singer and actress Marie Osmond, who was born in 1959; Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna, who was born in 1960; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, who was born in 1961; “In Living Color” star T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, who was born in 1962; Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, who was born in 1962; “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen, who was born in 1971; singer and actress Ashanti, who was born in 1980; U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was born in 1989; and “Stranger Things” star Caleb McLaughlin, who was born in 2001.

Sammy Hagar
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GO NAVY: The Second Continental Congress authorized the acquisition of ships and the establishment of a Navy on this day in 1775. Since 1972, a nationwide celebration has been held “to enhance a greater appreciation of Navy heritage and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service.”

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BUILT TO LAST: The White House cornerstone was laid on this day in 1792. The presidential residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., was designed by James Hoban. The first presidential family to occupy the building was that of John Adams in November 1800. The house was burned by British troops in 1814 but was reconstructed, refurbished and reoccupied by 1817.

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Special thanks to “Chase’s Calendar of Events” and Brooklyn Public Library.

 

Quotable:

“If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and would achieve nothing.”

— former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was born on this day in 1925


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