ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ON THIS DAY OF 1933, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported: “With the Socialists finally separating from the fusionist movement, the leaders of the anti-Tammany forces were to meet today in the office of former Governor Charles S. Whitman to try to come to an agreement on a candidate. The situation prior to the meeting indicated a significant lead for former Rep. Fiorello H. LaGuardia, but there was considerable and mysterious discussion about black horses. A new name injected into the merger arena is that of former State Senator Nathan Straus Jr., who Republicans would only be lukewarm about. The Socialist Party, according to an announcement, will name a full ticket at its convention to be held tomorrow at the People’s House, 7 E. 15th St., Manhattan. Norman Thomas is expected to be the nominee.

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ON THIS DAY OF 1935, the Eagle reported: “Four people were killed and four others injured by lightning yesterday as two severe lightning storms erupted over sun-drenched Brooklyn and Long Island. Heavy rain caused the temperature to drop 16 degrees from a peak of 87 at 2 a.m., flooding streets and cellars and disrupting streetcar and bus service. The lightning victims were all on the sands of Brighton Beach when the lightning struck them… Police reserves were called in to deal with the huge crowd, estimated at 600,000, in the Coney Island section. No injury report has been received in this mad rush. The storm, terrible for as long as it lasted, was short-lived, less than an hour, but helped bring welcome relief to a stifling population. Today’s weather report is reminiscent of yesterday’s, because a clear and smiling sky is forecast for the day, with thunderstorms in the late afternoon.

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ON THIS DAY OF 1936, the Eagle reported, “BERLIN (AP) – It’s the United States against an athletic ‘triple deal’ in the Eleventh Olympics, August 1–16. At least, much speculation is based on what the combined forces of Germany, Japan and Finland can do to break the Yankees’ supremacy in the quadrennial world super-sports carnival. The host nation is at maximum numerically with a team of 448, but overall the Germans are hardly able to make a sizable dent in America’s dominance in athletics since the current Olympic Games series. has begun. Oddly, however, Germany’s strength seems to lie in events where Japan and Finland’s ratings are lower. And so, these three nations constitute a sort of triple threat against the highly favored Star Brigade. “

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ON THIS DAY OF 1937, the Eagle reported, “WASHINGTON (AP) – Reports of a possible drastic change to the administration tribunal bill have spread among senators today simultaneously with the election of Alben W. Barkley of Kentucky for be the Democratic leader in the Senate. Barkley won over Pat Harrison of Mississippi. The Kentuckian drew its main support from supporters of the bill. Harrison’s votes came largely from those who oppose him. What sort of settlement of the judicial question would produce lasting unity in the Democratic ranks remained to be determined by the new leader and his associates. There were reports – from opponents of the court bill – that the administration could remove parts of the measure that provided for the addition of new Supreme Court justices. There were other rumors, also unconfirmed, that the president gave the vice president [John Nance] Garner wide discretion to resolve the legal dispute in the best possible way. “

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ON THIS DAY OF 1940, the Eagle reported: “The number of passengers transported to Havana during the first six months of 1940 showed an increase of more than 22% over the corresponding period in 1939,” William C. Campbell, director of passenger traffic reported yesterday. of the Cuba Mail Line. “The number of people traveling to the popular Cuban capital on board the Oriente and other Cuba Mail Line ships since January was 3,981, up from 3,244 in the first half of last year,” explained Mr. Campbell. “US citizens do not need a passport to visit Cuba, despite some unfounded statements to the contrary. A short Havana cruise responds to popular psychological demand to escape worry and boredom.

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CC Sabathia
Tony Gutierrez / AP
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Marcio José Sanchez / AP

REMARKABLE PEOPLE BORN THIS DAY include the director of “Moonstruck” Norman Jewison, who was born in 1926; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Stevens cat, who was born in 1948; designer of “Doonesbury” Garry Trudeau, who was born in 1948; The co-founder of Hooters Eric Bazilian, who was born in 1953; Author of “Lincoln’s Lawyer” Michel connelly, who was born in 1956; former star of “Saturday Night Live” Jon lovitz, who was born in 1957; former Faith No More guitarist Jim martin, who was born in 1961; National Football Hall of Fame Brandi chastain, who was born in 1968; The “Hangover” star Justin bartha, who was born in 1978; Star of “Black Hawk Down” Josh Hartnett, who was born in 1978; former New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia, who was born in 1980; rapper KB, who was born in 1988; Brooklyn Netting Center ByAndré Jordan, who was born in 1988; Star of the “Wheel of Wonders” Juno Temple, who was born in 1989; and model and actress Sara sampaio, who was born in 1991.

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Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

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MORE BULL: The first major engagement of the Civil War took place on this day in 1861. Union General Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston in the First Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia. It was during this battle that Confederate General TJ Jackson earned the nickname “Stonewall”. Jackson served at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn in the late 1840s.

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A SOLID BASIS: The National Women’s Hall of Fame was founded that day in 1979. Located in Seneca Falls, NY, where the first Women’s Suffrage Convention was held in 1848, the hall honors American women whose contributions ” have been of the greatest value in the development of their country. “

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

Quote:

“The world breaks everyone, and then some are strong in the broken places.”
– the author Ernest Hemingway, born that day in 1899

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