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01/03/19 8:00am

This week in Shelter Island history

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was seated by Congress after being excluded in 1967.

Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchased the largest-selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World, and would go on to expand his media empire in the United States.

John Lennon’s “2 Virgins” album was declared pornographic in New Jersey.

Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was the most popular song among listeners in the United States.

Creedence Clearwater Revival released its second album, “Bayou Country,”  featuring singles “Good Golly, Miss Molly” and “Proud Mary.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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10/15/18 12:00pm

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Shelter Island Justice Hall in the Center.

recent visitor to Justice Hall told Court Clerk Nancy Kotula this was the first time he’d been inside the small, Greek revival building in the Center.

“That’s a good thing,” Ms. Kotula said, smiling. (more…)

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02/12/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France ended.

Representing the first teachers’ strike in the United States, the Florida Education Association initiated a mass resignation of teachers to protest state funding of education.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)