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08/21/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Abbie Hoffman led the Youth International Party in shutting down the New York Stock Exchange by tossing dollar bills from the visitor’s gallery onto the floor where brokers abandoned their work to grab the flying bills.

Henry Kaiser, founder of the Kaiser Shipyard, Kaiser Aluminum and Kaiser Permanente and the father of modern ship building, died in Honolulu Hawaii at the age of 85.

Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court with a vote in the Senate of 69-11.

Ken Harrelson became baseball’s first free agent when he walked off from the Kansas City Athletics following a dispute with team owner Charlie Finley and subsequently signed a lucrative contract with the Boston Red Sox.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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06/30/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”

His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)

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06/22/17 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash in New Orleans at age 34.

British actress Maggie Smith married Robert Stephens in a ceremony in Greenwich, England.

In the wake of the Six Day War, Israel removed barricades, reunifying Jerusalem.

200 people were arrested during riots on the east side of Buffalo, New York, in which many African Americans, 13 police officers and one firefighter were injured.

The first Consumer Electronic Show was held in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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