50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Jose Feliciano sang the Star Spangled Banner at a naturalization ceremony for 20 new American citizens at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and later gave his Concerto Candelas guitar and other items from his personal collection to the Smithsonian.
Director Roman Polanski’s film, “Rosemary’s Baby,” starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon premiered in the United States.
American journalist Campbell Brown — former co-anchor of NBC’s “Weekend Today,” Emmy winner for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and later a CNN correspondent, was born in Ferriday, Louisiana
American actress Yasmine Bleeth, who was in television’s “Baywatch” and also in soap operas “Ryan’s Hope” and “One Life to Live,” was born in New York City.
And on Shelter Island . . .
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
Thomas Henry Hagoort, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and East Quogue died on October 18, 2017. A long-time resident of Ram Island, he was 85. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Last year’s race, with ducks racing (well, almost) on the surface of Chase Creek, being cheered on toward the finish line.
Have fun with a bit of healthy competition in support of the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce at the Sixth Annual Duck Race, Sunday, August 20 at Volunteer Park on Bridge Street. (more…)
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Inez Milholland preparing to lead the March 3, 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.
There’s a Shelter Island connection between the fight for women’s suffrage in New York State, passed 100 years ago on August 18, 1917, and in the United States as a whole in 1920. (more…)