50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.
Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.
President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.
In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.
“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.
And on Shelter Island . . .
With November 10 the target date for Suffolk County to dredge the area around Reel Point that provides access to Coecles Harbor, Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. is awaiting word from Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) if the Army Corps of Engineers will move quickly to shore up the eastern side of the land mass that juts southward into Coecles Harbor.
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Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.
It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)
Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson,” written by Paul Simon and used in the Mike Nichols’ film, “The Graduate,” became the number one song on the Billboard Charts.
Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy won the Oregon Democratic primary, giving hopes to his supporters that he would be the party’s candidate, but it was not to be as Senator Hubert Humphrey got the nod that year. Senator Humphrey went on to lose to Richard Nixon in the presidential election.
Bobby Unser won the Indianapolis 500 with a time of 3:16:13.786.
Zacarias Moussaoul, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 9/11 attacks and is in prison, was born in France to Moroccan parents.
French President Charles De Gaulle announced he would dissolve the National Assembly and call for a new national election.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
The Peconic Land Trust has received at $45,000 grant from the New York Conservation Partnership Program to help protect farmland, wildlife habitat and water quality and to enhance public access for outdoor recreational opportunities and conserve priority open space areas. (more…)