Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 29, 2012, carried an article about an investigation into why police permitted a boxing match at an outing of the Greenpoint-based Seymour Democratic Club. Until about 1920, boxing was illegal in New York state, except inside athletic clubs. The boxers were described as Kid Dorsey and Bruiser Kennedy, both of Brooklyn.
Well-known people who were born today include actor Gary Busey (“The Buddy Holly Story”), actress Sharon Lawrence (“Fired Up,” “NYPD Blue”) and former Congressman and actor Fred Grandy.
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Tomorrow, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum closes out Caribbean American Month in grand style with its second annual Kiddies Caribbean Carnival Fiesta. It will feature cuisine by Chef Shorne Benjamin, live entertainment by Socamotion, a steel pan workshop with Ricardo Greenway, and a Kiddie Carnival Parade. ... Tomorrow, Pinball NYC will sponsor a pinball tour of Park Slope bars, starting at 3 p.m. at Sharlene’s and ending after 10 p.m. at Owl Farm. For more information, visit www.pinballnyc.com.