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03/03/19 11:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

New York Yankee Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball after 18 years, citing persistent knee injuries; he is credited with 536 home runs.

James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King Jr.

McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc married his third wife, Joan Mansfield, who was a philanthropist and would later give away much of their money after his death.

Boston Center Phil Esposito became the first player in National Hockey League history to record 100 points in a single season.

The former USSR performed a nuclear test in Eastern Kazakh.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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09/15/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The future King of England Prince Charles joined the Cambridge Footlights and tread the boards as an actor along with many famous actors who got their start in that club, but alas, his future lay elsewhere.

Baseball legend Mickey Mantle hit his final career home run, number 536.

President Richard Nixon appeared on the “Rowan & Martin Laugh-In” show offering the program’s signature, “Sock it to me” as his one liner.

In the United States, people were listening to “Harper Valley P.T.A.” by Jeannie Riley.

“The Case Against Congress” by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was among the best selling books of its time.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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