Good morning. Today is the 319th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Nov. 14, 1902, reported on a police bust of an illegal betting operation within the Columbia Billiard Parlor in Bedford. A well-known church deacon was just about to put a $5 bet on a horse when the cops came in. The article ends by saying that according to rumors, the betting operation merely moved to another poolroom on DeKalb Avenue near Nostrand Avenue.
Well-known people who were born today include former U.N. Secretary Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Prince Charles of England, former U.S. Secretary of State Condaleezza Rice, baseball player Curt Schilling and rapper Joseph “Run” Simmons.
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Tonight, between 6:30 and 9 p.m. at the Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn St., the Brooklyn Arts Council will host its second annual gathering of folk and traditional artists. This year’s discussion will focus on Brooklyn traditional artists’ response to Hurricane Sandy. After the meeting, a reception will offer food from a variety of Brooklyn’s traditional cultures, from Dominican rice and beans to Moroccan couscous to Bangladeshi pitas.