THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
Needlepointing Christmas ornaments, a workshop for senior citizens sponsored by the Senior Smarts Program. 9:30 a.m. to noon, Senior Center. $5. Space is limited, register a (631) 268-5723.
Pearl Harbor Day Dinner, by Freddy Ogar. 6 p.m., American Legion Hall. $20 ticket reservation preferred. Call (631) 749-1180. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Thurgood Marshall, then solicitor general, was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
China tested its first hydrogen bomb.
Following the Six Day War, Egypt blockaded the Suez Canal and it remained closed until June 1975, trapping 14 cargo ships for eight years.
In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court declared bans on interracial marriage throughout the United States were unconstitutional.
Mariner 5 was launched from Cape Canaveral to Venus and it sent back information that the planet was very hot and the atmosphere much more dense than had been expected.
And on Shelter Island . . .
JO ANN KIRLAND PHOTO |The Shelter Island Board of Education elections are Tuesday on the proposed $11 million budget and two open seats on the board.
Why bother? It’s a question many Islanders might be asking about going to the polls next Tuesday to vote on the Shelter Island School District budget and seats on the Board of Education. (more…)
PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Patricia Quigley at home in front of original artwork by her younger son, Bazzy
“I do these things because somebody has to do them,” former Town Justice Patricia Quigley said of her two years of service as president of the PTSA right after she retired from the bench after one term three years ago. (more…)