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03/03/19 11:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball after 18 years, citing persistent knee injuries; he is credited with 536 home runs.

James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc married his third wife, Joan Mansfield, who was a philanthropist and would later give away much of their money after his death.

Boston Center Phil Esposito became the first player in National Hockey League history to record 100 points in a single season.

The former USSR performed a nuclear test in Eastern Kazakh.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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12/10/18 2:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr, who played for the Boston Bruins, scored his first hat trick — three goals in a single game — in a match with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Flamboyant stage and screen actress Tullulah Bankhead died of pneumonia in New York City at the age of 65.

Tennis great Arthur Ashe was the first black to be ranked number one at season’s end.

Actor Peter Sellers divorced actress Britt Ekland after four years of marriage.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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