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11/29/16 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Baines Johnson got a warm welcome as he crossed the Mexican border at Ciudad Acuna for a good neighbor tour of a two-nation dam project.

Governor Ronald Reagan told 7,000 protesting students at the University of California at Berkeley to “accept and obey the prescribed rules or pack up and get out.

A mural depicting the signing of the United States Constitution and three other historical paintings were slashed at the Capitol by a scissors-wielding man.

Floyd McKissick, national director of the Congress of Racial Equality told the Senate Operations Committee that Black Power was a call for more political and economic power, not a threat to whites.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” was among the top selling paperback books of the time.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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05/14/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

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SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Herald-Tribune reported the world’s first “porpoise to porpoise” long distance call made by Moby Dick, star of the porpoise show at Floridaland in Sarasota, to Keki,  one of the performing porpoises as Sea Life Park in Hawaii. (more…)