August 31: Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

August 31: Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi, who was born on this date in 1842, became the first woman to graduate from the Ecole de Medecine in Paris in 1871, then returned to New York to become America’s first professor of pediatrics.

August 30: Luther Bradish

August 30: Luther Bradish, who served in the War of 1812, was New York State’s lieutenant governor 1839-1842, and was president of the New-York Historical Society, died on this date in 1863.

Commemorating the Battle of Brooklyn

Sunday, a commemoration of the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, was a great day at Green-Wood Cemetery. The Battle of Brooklyn was a tremendously important event in American history. Fought on August 27, 1776, it was the first battle of the American Revolution after the Declaration of Independence was issued. It was the … Read more