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03/19/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

UCLA beat North Carolina 78-55 to win the NCAA Basketball Championship.

President Lyndon Johnson appointed General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff, bringing him back from Vietnam where the general had commanded U.S. military forces for four years and the president appointed General Creighton Abrams to take over duties in Vietnam.

Royals was the name chosen in Kansas City for the new American League baseball franchise.

Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. seized and held the administration building for five days demanding the schools Reserve Officers Training Corp program and the Vietnam War and the students also demanded a more Afrocentric curriculum at the school.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/05/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assessor Al Hammond argued 10 years ago his job should be appointed, not elected.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Assessor Al Hammond argued 10 years ago his job should be appointed, not elected.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

United States astronaut Edward White became the first American and the second human to take a walk in space while he was tethered to a Gemini spacecraft. (more…)