Good morning. Today is the 299th day of the year. A short article in the Oct. 25, 1902 issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle had the somewhat misguided headline, “Merry War With Stones.” The article informed readers that public and parochial-school students in Greenpoint declared “war” on each other. The main sufferers, the article says, were not the students, who seem to have escaped injury, but nearby residents, whose windows were broken. Eventually, the article continues, police arrested several of the young stone-throwers after the mischief “became too gay.”
Well-known people who were born today include actor Brian Kerwin, former college basketball coach Bobby Knight, signer Katy Perry, singer-songwriter Helen Reddy and author Anne Tyler.
Today at 6 p.m., Borough President Marty Markowitz will honor members of Brooklyn’s Latino community at “Una Celebracion de Latino Heritage” at Borough Hall. The celebration will honor Grisel Amador of the United Senior Center of Sunset Park, Radames Millan of the Brooklyn Three Kings Parade, and the store Brooklyn Cupcake. ... Today at 4:30 p.m., author Jonathan Dee will read from his book, “The Privileges,” at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. Dee is the winner of the second bi-annual $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize.