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03/05/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Bill Graham opened Fillmore East in New York City, with it rapidly becoming known as the Church of Rock & Roll where such stars as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers performed.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson narrowly defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, signaling the unrest in the country over the Vietnam War and what would turn out to be an indication to President Johnson that it was time to consider withdrawing from the political scuffle that would ensue.

Actress Juanita Hall, best known for her role on the Broadway stage as Bloody Mary in the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of “South Pacific, “died in East Islip at age 66 from complications of diabetes.

Life magazine featured “The Negro and the Cities” on its cover in what would turn out to be just a month before  Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, and three months before Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles on the night he won the California Democratic Primary.

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02/26/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. announced plans for a Poor People’s Campaign to start with a march on Washington, D.C. A month later he was assassinated, leaving the campaign to go forward under the direction of Southern Christian Leadership Council President Ralph Abernathy.

Fans celebrated NBC’s announcement that its popular “Star Trek” series had been renewed for a third year.

June Carter and Johnny Cash married in a church ceremony in Franklin, Kentucky.

“Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra was the number on song in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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11/28/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was elected president of the World Bank.

Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower announced their engagement.

Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota announced his run for the presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform.

Yemen became independent from the United Kingdom.

The Beatles released their “Magical Mystery Tour.”

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