COURTESY ILLUSTRATION Something to hope for.
There has never been a woman representing Suffolk in the New York State Senate, but that will end in the new year when Monica R. Martinez becomes a state senator.
The story of Ms. Martinez, born in El Salvador, an educator who took a pay cut from her position as a middle school assistant principal after becoming a Suffolk County legislator, is an American story, especially regarding the changing demographics of the United States. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.
The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.
American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.
American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics
“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City
And on Shelter Island . . .