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04/02/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.

North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.

The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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02/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO An early job that has turned into a lifelong career at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport brought Lisa Richland to the East End, but she calls Shelter Island home.

JULIE LANE PHOTO An early job that has turned into a lifelong career at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport brought Lisa Richland to the East End, but she calls Shelter Island home.

September 1, 1989 was the day Lisa Richland walked into Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport as its new director. It would be a year later that Bruce Saul walked into the same library looking for a book and found not only a good read but a relationship that would lead to marriage.

“Very romantic,” Ms. Richland said with a laugh about their meeting. (more…)

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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.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/24/14 2:00pm
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

In March 1968, a prize-winning novelist and freelance journalist named Jeremy Larner signed on as a principal speechwriter for Senator Eugene McCarthy’s insurgent campaign against the reigning president, Lyndon B. Johnson. (more…)