50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Cynthia Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon after she returned home to find that Yoko Ono had moved into the couple’s home.
The United States launched Pioneer 9, a satellite designed to orbit the sun as a robotic interplanetary weatherman looking for solar radiation storms hazardous to moon-bound astronauts.
Actress Parker Posey, known as the Queen of Indies, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her career has included roles in the film “You’ve Got Mail” and on television in “Will and Grace,” “Boston Legal” and “Parks and Recreation.”
Comedian Tracy Morgan was born in the Bronx.
Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress where she served seven terms and in 1972 was the first black candidate to seek a major party nomination for president on the Democratic ticket.
And on Shelter Island . . .