50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Hafiz al-Assad became the head of Syria by way of a military coup and his son, Bashar al-Assad, leads the country today.
Major league baseball got its first pension plan through collective bargaining.
Actor Robert Sean Leonard, known for roles in the television series “House” and the film “Dead Poets Society,” was born in Westwood, New Jersey.
American singer/songwriter Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, was born in Erie, Pennsylvania.
The average price of new car was $3,270 and gasoline was averaging 35 cents a gallon.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)