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08/12/19 2:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Boston Celtics basketball franchise that began in 1946 was purchased by Trans-National Communications.

Hurricane Camille struck the United States Gulf Coast killing 259 people, mostly in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Mick Jagger was accidentally shot in the hand by a backfiring pistol while filming the movie “Ned Kelly” in Australia.

On the chance that you kept an old calendar from 1969, the first time the dates fall on the same days as they did then will be in 2025.

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07/02/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

78,000 fans attended the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.

There were 140,000 attendees at the Atlanta Pop Festival where Janis Joplin was on the bill.

Ann Jones upset three-time defending champion Billie Jean King to win the Wimbledon tennis championship.

Canada’s House of Commons approved equality for the English and French languages.

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06/12/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Jose Feliciano sang the Star Spangled Banner at a naturalization ceremony for 20 new American citizens at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and later gave his Concerto Candelas guitar and other items from his personal collection to the Smithsonian.

Director Roman Polanski’s film, “Rosemary’s Baby,” starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon premiered in the United States.

American journalist Campbell Brown — former co-anchor of NBC’s “Weekend Today,” Emmy winner for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and later a CNN correspondent, was born in Ferriday, Louisiana

American actress Yasmine Bleeth, who was in television’s “Baywatch” and also in soap operas “Ryan’s Hope” and “One Life to Live,” was born in New York City.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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