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01/15/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

North Korea captured the USS Pueblo holding its crew for 11 months after claiming the Navy intelligence ship had been in its waters while the United State maintained it was in international waters.

Although it would be a few years before it occurred, President Lyndon Johnson called for an end to the conversion of the U.S. dollar with other currencies then held to the gold standard because of economic pressures that were driving down its value.

Peggy Fleming won the United States Ladies Figure Skating Championship held at the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina.

The Kander and Ebb musical, “Happy Time,” starring Robert Goulet and choreographed by Gower Champion, opened on Broadway and ran for 286 performances, but was the first Broadway play to lose $1 million.

“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” starring Zoe Caldwell, who would go on to win a Tony for her performance, premiered on Broadway.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/29/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The cost of a first class stamp went from 5 to 6 cents.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale Chaplain William Sloan Coffin were among those indicted by a Boston grand jury on charges of conspiracy to encourage violations of the draft law and both were convicted.

Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first United States heart transplant at Stanford University.

The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” went to number one on the music charts and stayed there for eight weeks.

Carrie Ann Inaba, American choreographer best known  for her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”  was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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12/11/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The fireplace in the Smith-Taylor Cabin on Taylor’s Island was captured on film when the Town Board gave the go-ahead to creating the Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee in 2005.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The fireplace in the Smith-Taylor Cabin on Taylor’s Island was captured on film when the Town Board gave the go-ahead to creating the Taylor’s Island Preservation and Management Committee in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

“Dr. Zhivago,” directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, was released. (more…)