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03/23/19 11:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The United States conducted an underground nuclear test at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Nevada test site.

The Chicago 8, which became the Chicago 7 — Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner — were indicted by the federal government for conspiracy, inciting to riot and other charges related to anti-Vietnam War and counterculture protests; they were arrested during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago

UCLA won the 31st annual NCAA Basketball Championship beating Purdue by a score of 92-72 to give the school its fifth championship in six years.

A local teen organized a Rally for Decency at the Miami Orange Bowl, attracting 30,000 people protesting singer Jim Morrison’s behavior at a concert earlier that month.

John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar and a few days later the couple staged the first-ever “bed-in” for peace in Amsterdam.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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10/16/17 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia.

Mariner 5 made a fly by of Venus  to test the atmosphere and examine solar particles.

Approximately 70,000 Vietnam protestors marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon where speakers included social activists Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Seven men were convicted of civil rights violations in Meridian, Mississippi.

Joe DiMaggio was hired as vice president of the Oakland Athletics.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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