50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.
The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.
American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.
American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics
“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City
And on Shelter Island . . .