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09/02/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Richard Nixon appointed Warren Burger to replace Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The New Orleans Pop Festival attracted 25,000 fans to the Louisiana Speedway to hear Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Santana and other rock groups in a three-day extravaganza that came two weeks after Woodstock.

 Joe Pepitone was fined $500 by the Yankees after he left during the middle of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Actor Jason Priestly of Beverly Hills 90210 fame was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.

British photographer Mary McCartney, daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney and wife Linda, was born in London.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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07/29/19 2:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Pope Paul VI arrived in Entebbe, Uganda for the first visit by a reigning Pope to Africa.

At the apartment of French intermediary Jean Sainteny in Paris, U.S. representative Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese representative Xuan Thuy began secret peace negotiations to end the war in Vietnam that ultimately failed.

Mariner 7 made its closest fly-by of Mars, coming within 3,524 kilometers.

The Atlantic City Pop Festival was underway with 110,000 people enjoying performances by Janis Joplin, Three Dog Night, Iron Butterfly, Procol Harum, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many others.

Time magazine reported a turn in the tobacco industry toward a nearly unconditional surrender in the heated battle over cigarette advertising, with a statement by a Phillip Morris spokesman that the industry was prepared to end all advertising on TV and radio by the end of the year.

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07/02/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

78,000 fans attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.

There were 140,000 attendees at the Atlanta Pop Festival where Janis Joplin was on the bill.

Ann Jones upset three-time defending champion Billie Jean King to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.

Canada’s House of Commons approved equality for the English and French languages.

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02/06/19 4:30pm

CLIFF CLARK PHOTOS
Michael Matz, Dachi Davlianidze and Gabriel Torrealba kicked off the show in a fun lip-sync routine to the song “What Does the Fox Say?”

There was excitement in the air as a crowd of community members and families of participants filed into the school auditorium last Friday night to watch the Shelter Island PTSA’s first “Shelter Island’s Got Talent” show.

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01/20/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTOS A cake — sort of — for Codger.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A cake for Codger.

This is a big week for birthdays, including Martin Luther King Jr., Benjamin Franklin, Al Capone, Muhammad Ali, Edgar Allan Poe, Janis Joplin and last and certainly least, Codger, who will have to blow out the candles for all of them. (more…)