ON THIS DAY IN 1922the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “LONDON (AP) – Between 1,000 and 2,000 Christians had been massacred in Smyrna by the Turks before the fire that swept through the Armenian and other neighborhoods of the Asia Minor seaport recently evacuated by the army. he is accused in semi-official and other Greek messages from Athens received here today Among the Turkish outrages was the kidnapping of many students from the American Girls College it is alleged An American destroyer who arrived in Piraeus, Greece, reports that the Turks entered the British consulate in Smyrna and murdered an official there who was collecting the records, a Reuters dispatch from Athens said today. was murdered along with other Englishmen. It is believed that Sir Harry Lamb, the Consul General, escaped on board a warship. The Admiral commanding the British squadron at Smyrna warned the Turkish authorities of the city ​​that if the massacres continued, the Turkish quarters would be bombarded, indicates an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Athens.


ON THIS DAY IN 1924the Eagle reported, “WASHINGTON – If there had been no strikes in the United States for the past twenty years, there would now be enough surplus wealth in this country to pay all of America’s war debt without taking a dollar in taxes from anything but the surplus, according to a statement released today by the American Economic Institute. “The strikes have doubled the cost of living for every American family. The economic burden of the shutdown of industry and production is paid with each meal at the rate of double the cost for virtually all food. It is paid for by the increased cost of building and renting houses. Men pay the “toll strikes” at the rate of $20 to $30 increase on each clothing suit; these numbers are just examples of what the general public pays for strikes in this country.


ON THIS DAY IN 1935the Eagle reported: “Hundreds of New York children, partially paralyzed by infantile paralysis, are being saved from crippled lives through constructive treatment in orthopedic hospitals,” David H. McAlpin Pyle, president of the United Hospital Fund. Dr. JJ Golub, director of the Joint Diseases Hospital, described the work. He explained that infantile paralysis has two stages – acute and paralytic. The acute phase lasts from ten to 21 days after the onset of the disease. During this time, the patient must be isolated because the mystery of the transmission of the disease has not yet been solved. The second stage, or paralytic stage, may involve the paralysis of most muscles in the arms or legs, or it may involve a single muscle in the body. Corrective treatment consists of the application of casts, braces for muscle support, followed by physical therapy, consisting of electrical stimulation, massage, corrective exercises and hydrotherapy in specially constructed pools.


ON THIS DAY IN 1942the Eagle reported, “Herbert Brownell Jr., campaign manager for Thomas E. Dewey, claimed that barring ‘slippages’ by Election Day, the GOP nominee should win by 200,000 votes. He said the Gallup poll, giving Dewey 54% of the vote to 36% for [John J.] Bennett and 10% for Dean Alfange, American Laborite, was conservative.


ON THIS DAY IN 1947the Eagle reported: “When Princess Elizabeth becomes the bride of Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey on November 20, it is expected that the word ‘obey’ will be included in the wedding ceremony. A few days ago, HRH The Bride traveled to Canterbury, where she received a copy of the Book of Common Prayer, which contains two alternative forms of the Church of England marriage service. Princess Elizabeth has the privilege of choosing the service that contains the word “obey” or the service from which that word is omitted. “There is no doubt that she will follow the example of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who insisted on including the word ‘obey’ at her wedding at the Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace there. 90 years ago,” according to a communication received from the British Information Services, an agency of the British government.


Tom Hardy
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Prince Harry
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NOTABLE PEOPLE BORN ON THIS DAY include the Baseball Hall of Fame Gaylord Perry, born in 1938; Director “Bull Durham” Ron Shelton, born in 1945; Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones, born in 1946; Oscar-winning filmmaker Pierre Olivier, born in 1946; Night Rangers vocalist Kelly Keagy, born in 1952; Professional Football Hall of Fame Dan Marin, who was born in 1961; Star “The Good Wife” Josh Charles, born in 1971; Star “Venom” Tom Hardy, born in 1977; former NY Giant and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehlwho was born in 1980; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, who was born in 1984; and singer and television personality Heidi Montagborn in 1986.

Heidi Montag
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THE BEST OF THE WEST: “The Lone Ranger” premiered on television that day in 1949. The character was created for a radio series in 1933 by George W. Trendle. The famous masked man was the alter ego of John Reid, a Texas Ranger who was the only survivor of an ambush. He was cared for by his Native American friend, Tonto. Both men traveled west to fight injustice. The theme music was “William Tell Overture” by Rossini. The final episode aired on September 12, 1957.


URGENT PROBLEMS: USA today was first published on this day in 1982. The Gannett media company launched a new type of daily newspaper — the “Nation’s Newspaper” — which featured general interest stories aimed at a national audience.


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


“When you go to court, you put your fate in the hands of 12 people who weren’t smart enough to evade jury duty.”

– comedian Norm Crosby, born on this day in 1927

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