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11/11/19 10:00am


Apollo 12, the second manned moon landing, was launched with lunar module pilot Alan Bean, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon Jr. aboard.

The first Jackson Five record, “I Want You Back,” became the group’s first to enter the top 100.

Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States met in Helsinki to being the SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

An estimated 2 million protestors, including 500,000 in Washington D.C., demonstrated throughout the United States demanding an end to the Vietnam War.

Wendy’s Hamburgers, founded by Dave Thomas opened in Columbus, Ohio.

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09/16/19 2:00pm


Willie Mays became the second player to hit 600 home runs.

Singer Tiny Tim got engaged to Miss Vicky.

“Marcus Welby MD” premiered on ABC Television.

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premiered.

“Sugar, Sugar,” written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim and originally recorded by the virtual band the Archies, reached number one in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained there for four weeks.

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02/01/19 4:30pm

At a recent Town Board meeting, a draft of Shelter Island’s Mission Statement was discussed, and since the goals of clean water, responsible growth, maintenance and safety are hard to argue with, the board soon reached what Supervisor Gary Gerth called “a Kumbaya moment.”

A mission is something you intend to do, and a good mission statement guides the enterprise like a border collie bringing an unruly flock of sheep home. Many organizations have them, and too often they are a vaguely worded, forgettable series of sentences, written by committee, and subsequently forgotten. (more…)

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04/16/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.

The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.

The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.

Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.

The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.

And on Shelter Island . . .