50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Scientists at Harvard University announced they had isolated a single gene.
Elbert Frank Cox, an African-American mathematician who was the first of his race to receive a doctorate degree in mathematics at Cornell University, died in Washington, D.C. at age 73.
“They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” was one of the most viewed movies.
Music lovers in the United States were listening to “Come Together” by The Beatles while the most popular song in the United Kingdom was ”Sugar Sugar” by The Archies.
“My Life And Prophecies” by Jeane Dixon was one of the best selling books.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
It sure is funny how life works. For instance, you would think that the thing you spent a lifetime studying would be the very thing that you feel you know the best. (more…)
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Mr. DeStefano hosts a 2016 Battle of the Brains.
Islanders better study up, because trivia host extraordinaire, Bob DeStefano, hosts Battle of the Brains at the Shelter Island Library on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
JULIE LANE PHOTO Bill Dickerson, with his certificate from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York honoring him for his decades of service to Shelter Island.
At 95, Bill Dickerson remembers the good times and the hard times.
He persevered through the latter, and for his dedication to his fellow Isalnders, has been honored by the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York for 70 years of service as a volunteer firefighter. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Codger triumphant!
Codger woke early on Saturday, hoping for a bomb cyclone. He’d settle for a small snowstorm.
But it was mid-June and the sky was blue. It was going to be a lovely day.
There was no way out. (more…)