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07/17/19 12:00pm

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…)