50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Apollo 11 left earth orbit and two days later would land on the moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would walk on the surface.
Following a barbecue on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, Senator Edward Kennedy took a wrong turn as he headed for a ferry to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard and drove off a wooden bridge. He escaped. But the accident resulted in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, a former aide to his late brother, Senator Robert Kennedy.
Russia launched Sputnik 50 and Molniya 1-12, communications satellites.
John Fairfax became the first person to row solo across the ocean, landing at Hollywood, Florida.
American actor Josh Holloway, known for major roles in “Lost,” “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and “Colony,” was born in San Jose, California
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)