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 . . .
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
Shelter Island’s Memorial Day events and ceremonies honor those who died while serving in America’s armed forces. (more…)
EMILY LINDEN PHOTO All is calm Tuesday at dawn on West Neck Harbor.
After the rain and cold of Monday, spring is back on Shelter Island for Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Screenagers,” a documentary by Dr. Delaney Ruston will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 12.
PTSA HOSTS ‘SCREENAGERS’ AND A BOOK FAIR
Are you concerned about your children’s use of social media or the amount of time they spend on video games? On Friday, May 12, the Shelter Island PTSA hosts a viewing of “Screenagers,” a documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston that explores the struggles of social media, video games, academics and internet. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Shelter Island School auditorium. (This event was rescheduled from March). (more…)