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December 12: ON THIS DAY in 1941, U.S. aviators fight back against Japanese

December 12 | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

ON THIS DAY IN 1941, the Eagle reported, “Manila, Dec. 12 (UP) – Three daredevil American aviators flew to fame – and one to death – today against the Japanese. Terse statements from military and naval sources in Manila told the story of how American and Filipino aviators struck back against powerful enemy assaults. The […]

Mayim Bialik Photo by Peter Barreras/Invision/AP

MILESTONES: December 12, birthdays for Mayim Bialik, Yuvraj Singh, Regina Hall

December 12 | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NOTABLE PEOPLE born on this day include Hall of Fame tennis player Tracy Ann Austin, who was in 1962; Emmy Award-winning TV personality and game show host Bob Barker, who was born in 1923; actress Mayim Bialik, who was born in 1975; Oscar Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly, who was born in 1970; singer and musician […]

Eagle file photo by Mary Frost

Here’s an answer to the BQE problem: Eliminate it

December 11 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The question of what to do with the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and DUMBO while the cantilevered structure beneath the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gets repaired has occupied many pages in the Brooklyn Eagle.   Now, a writer for Intelligencer, a website owned by New York Magazine, says we should either “bury” the venerable highway […]