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June 27: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 27, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle History
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ON THIS DAY IN 1917, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Milk and cream are slated for a boost in price on July 1, and possibly another boost August 1 — the advance to be one or two cents a quart. Incidentally, milk dealers point to the proposed ‘bone-dry’ legislation at Washington, at least so far as beer is concerned, as a reason for a probable higher price for milk. The connection is not that beer drinkers become milk drinkers and increase the demand, but is one of fodder at the dairy farms. Several dairies close to the city, it was stated today, depend for cow fodder on the grain that brewers have used and from which they have extracted the properties needed for the beer. If these dairymen want to continue in business, they say, they will have to move to other neighborhoods where they can have sufficient pasture lands to feed their cows on milk-producing food.”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1926, the Eagle reported, “This June, from the multitude of baccalaureate sermons, the graduating class of 1926 throughout the country learned that it had a duty to perform for the world. Indeed, it was born to the seniors’ minds that it was more than a duty; it was a sacred trust. The graduates were to save the universe. They were to go out through the college gates to lend a helping hand to a senile world gradually becoming decadent because it lacked the blood of youth. It held out its arms to the class of ’26 as a drowning man to his rescuer. Plainly, then, 1926 was the hope of the world. Every senior who had not fallen asleep from the heat of the June afternoon or from the soporific effect of the cadenced words of the speaker felt a genuine thrill run along his spine. It was clear that the world wanted him, needed him. Perhaps, oh breath-taking thought, it would give him a ‘job!’”

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ON THIS DAY IN 1950, the Eagle reported, “The United States will use its own Air Force to help South Korea’s defensive war against Communist invaders from the north, authoritative sources said today. The decision to give the tiny democratic republic American air support from nearby Japanese bases was settled at an emergency White House conference between President Truman and his military high command. The president summoned key congressmen of both parties to the White House shortly afterward and told them the decision. One inkling that this country had determined on positive military help for South Korea came from an Army spokesman just as the military conference at the White House broke up. He said a ‘very interesting’ development would be announced. But other authoritative sources beat this deadline. They said the United States decided to give South Korea air support on the authorization of the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Sunday. This resolution called on ‘all members to render every assistance’ to the United Nations in execution of its ceasefire order to the invading North Korean Communists.”

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Vera Wang
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Tobey Maguire
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ON THIS DAY IN 1954, the Eagle reported, “WARRENTON, VA., JUNE 26 (U.P.) — State and county police claimed today to have smashed a $1,000,000-a-year abortion ring in this plush ‘horse set’ country which specialized in six-hour pick-up-and-delivery service in Washington, D.C. Many of the ring’s patrons, police said, were [from] government suburbs [and] paid from $400 to $450 for quickie abortions at headquarters of the ring, an isolated farm house in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A party of 30 state troopers and Fauquier County deputies raided the two-story, eight-room house just south of Paris, Va., last midnight and flushed out 16 persons — seven alleged members of the ring and nine customers.”

J.J. Abrams
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include businessman and philanthropist Charles Bronfman, who was born in 1931; astronaut Joseph P. Allen, who was born in 1937; former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who was born in 1938; fashion designer Vera Wang, who was born in 1949; “Newhart” star Julia Duffy, who was born in 1951; “Possession” star Isabelle Adjani, who was born in 1955; producer and director J.J. Abrams, who was born in 1966; former U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who was born in 1968; “Angel” star Christian Kane, who was born in 1974; “Spider-Man” star Tobey Maguire, who was born in 1975; Sixpence None the Richer singer Leigh Nash, who was born in 1976; media personality Khloe Kardashian, who was born in 1984; Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter LaShawn Merritt, who was born in 1986; and “Harry Potter” star Matthew Lewis, who was born in 1989.

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AGAINST ALL ODDS: Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880. The Alabama native was left deaf and blind by a disease she contracted at 18 months of age. With the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller graduated from college and had a career as an author and lecturer. She died in 1968.

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AYE, CAPTAIN: Bob Keeshan was born on this day in 1927. The New Jersey native was beloved by generations of American children as Captain Kangaroo, the TV role he played from 1955 to 1984. His gentle, patient wisdom entertained and educated millions of kids over the years. He died in 2004.

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

 

Quotable:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.”

— author Helen Keller, who was born on this day in 1880


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