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10/28/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The U.S. Supreme Court in its decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education ordered an end to all public school desegregation 15 years after it had ordered an end to segregation with “all deliberate speed” in its Brown v. the Board of Education decision.

Sam Walton’s chain of Wal-Mart discount stores was incorporated.

New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver won the first of three Cy Young Awards

The first ever computer-to-computer links were established on ARPANET, a precursor to the internet.

 Beatle George Harrison released “Something” in the United Kingdom

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/19/19 8:00am

Timothy J. Bohen

Timothy (Tim) J. Bohen of Lakeview Drive died on May 2, 2019 at the East End Hospice’s Kanas inpatient facility from a stroke and complications of Parkinson’s Disease. (more…)

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11/20/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, with a record of 16 and 12, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.

U.S. General William Westmoreland told news reporters that he thought in 1965 the Viet Cong were winning the war, but by November 1967, he was confident they were losing.

The British Broadcasting Company unofficially banned the Beatles song, “I Am the Walrus,” thought to be critical of capitalism and the social system when, in fact, it was a period in which John Lennon was writing gibberish lyrics for many songs after hearing that people were studying Beatles’ song meanings.

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution providing a guideline for negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace settlement

And on Shelter Island . . .

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09/09/14 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

I’ve heard many times: “When you get older, if you can count your true friends on one hand, you are lucky.” (more…)