50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Apollo 11 left earth orbit and two days later would land on the moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would walk on the surface.
Following a barbecue on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, Senator Edward Kennedy took a wrong turn as he headed for a ferry to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard and drove off a wooden bridge. He escaped. But the accident resulted in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, a former aide to his late brother, Senator Robert Kennedy.
Russia launched Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12, communications satellites.
John Fairfax became the first person to row solo across the ocean, landing at Hollywood, Florida.
American actor Josh Holloway, known for major roles in “Lost,” “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and “Colony,” was born in San Jose, California
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
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Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.
The 61st annual Shelter Island Fireworks on Saturday, July 7 went off without a hitch, with hundreds of people gathering on Crescent Beach with their families to eat, drink, and be merry before the fireworks at 9 p.m.
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The 61st annual Shelter Island fireworks show was a spectacular display on July 7 over Crescent Beach, following a gorgeous, sunny beach day.
For more photos, see the Reporter’s print edition on Thursday, July 12.
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The Reporter provides a weekly list of local kid-friendly programs that will get your little ones out of your hair and into the world. Here are some of our favorites this week.
50+ drop-in basketball, Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in basketball, Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in soccer, Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.
Adult coed drop-in volleyball, Wednesdays, 7 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.