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12/09/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Life magazine carried pictures and a story about the second U.S. moon landing with astronauts Al Bean and Charles Conrad walking on the surface of the moon.

The British House of Commons voted 343 to 185 to abolish that country’s death penalty.

The Jackson Five made a first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.

“Hello, Dolly” with Barbra Streisand premiered in movie theaters.

Peter, Paul and Mary saw their version of “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” written by John Denver rise to number one on the Billboard’s Hot Top 100.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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06/24/19 4:30pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Two hundred people attended the first Jewish worship service at the White House during the Nixon era when the president wanted to encourage religious unity.

Fifty-thousand people attended the three-day Denver Pop Festival that would be overshadowed two months later by Woodstock in New York.

Life Magazine announced the retirement of photo journalist Margaret Bourke-White, who would succumb to Parkinson’s Disease two years later.

The Stonewall uprising, said to be the beginning of the Gay  Pride Movement, started with New York City Police carrying out an early morning raid at the gay bar in Greenwich Village.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/14/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

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SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Herald-Tribune reported the world’s first “porpoise to porpoise” long distance call made by Moby Dick, star of the porpoise show at Floridaland in Sarasota, to Keki,  one of the performing porpoises as Sea Life Park in Hawaii. (more…)