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06/22/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash in New Orleans at age 34.

British actress Maggie Smith married Robert Stephens in a ceremony in Greenwich, England.

In the wake of the Six Day War, Israel removed barricades, reunifying Jerusalem.

200 people were arrested during riots on the east side of Buffalo, New York, in which many African Americans, 13 police officers and one firefighter were injured.

The first Consumer Electronic Show was held in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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05/09/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The 1 millionth telephone was installed in the United States.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its debut album, “Are You Experienced?”

The Greek military government accused Andreas Papandreou of treason and imprisoned him. He would later be released  become Greek prime minister between 1981 and 1989.

Rap Brown replaced Stokely Carmichael as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

The Supreme Court ruled that juveniles accused of crimes were entitled to the same legal rights as adults.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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04/24/17 4:30pm

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Expo 67, the World’s Fair, opened in Montreal with the date coinciding with the centennial of the Canadian Confederation.

Muhammad Ali refused military service and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for three years.

Fidel Castro announced all intellectual property belonged to the people and said Cuba would translate and publish technical literature without compensation.

Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

The New York Knicks signed Bill Bradley to a four year $500,000 contract.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/23/17 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died during a launch pad rehearsal when the Apollo 1 command module caught fire. (more…)

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10/02/15 2:00pm
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Why ban the bags?
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s September 24 editorial, “Ban the bags,” should remind us of the need to revisit this issue as it applies to Shelter Island. Before considering the pros and cons, just think of the volume of products sold at BJ’s and Costco, all of which are carried away without the use of any bag provided by the business. And what has happened? No meltdown that’s for sure. (more…)