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08/05/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Amazin’ Mets, 9 1/2 games back at this time in 1969, would capture the National League Pennant and go on to win the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Temporary Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was elected to a seven-year term as commissioner, but would serve until September 1984.

The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was getting underway at an upstate dairy farm, attracting 400,000 people to the site.

The first performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would occur at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.

Actress Sharon Tate and four guests would be murdered at her Hollywood home by members of the Manson Family.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)