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October 16: ON THIS DAY in 1946, how 11 top Nazis died

October 16 | Brooklyn Eagle History

ON THIS DAY IN 1912, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Various opinions were expressed today by Brooklyn surgeons and those familiar with the effect of bullet wounds regarding the strength shown by Colonel [Theodore] Roosevelt at Milwaukee after the bullet fired at him lodged in his breast. The surgeons were generally of the opinion that […]

MILESTONES: October 16, birthdays for Angela Lansbury, Bob Weir, Suzanne Somers

October 16 | Brooklyn Eagle History

NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include actress Angela Lansbury, who was born in 1925; singer-songwriter John Mayer, who was born in 1977; actress Kellie Martin, who was born in 1975; former baseball player Juan González, who was born in 1969; Olympic swimmer Melissa Belote, who was born in 1956; actor, screenwriter, director and producer […]

‘We need WBAI’: Station’s supporters vow to keep fighting for local programming

October 15 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Staff and supporters of 99.5 WBAI FM — the decades-old, listener-supported radio station recently barred from broadcasting local programming by its parent organization, the Pacifica Foundation — took to the steps of City Hall Tuesday to denounce what they have deemed “a rouge takeover.” Hours later, a judge barred Pacifica from impeding on local broadcasting […]

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