50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
The United States and the USSR signed an agreement prohibiting nuclear weapons in space.
In what many Yankee fans considered a terrible trade, slugger Roger Maris was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for pitcher Charlie Smith.
Musician Sinéad O’Connor was born in Dublin.
282 people perished when the Greek ferry the Heraklin sank in the Aegean Sea during a raging storm.
Barbados, one week after becoming independent from the United Kingdom, was admitted to the United Nations, but the Island continues to recognize the British monarchy as its head of state. (more…)