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02/06/18 2:00pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.

The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.

American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.

American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics

“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City

And on Shelter Island . . .

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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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01/13/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Albert DeSalvo, who confessed and later recanted to being the Boston Strangler, was convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment, but none of the crimes for which he was sentenced were specific to the Boston Strangler case. (more…)