50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center in New York City took place with jackhammers breaking pavement at the former site, known as Radio Row, named for the proliferation of businesses that, in its heyday, sold and repaired radios.
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas opened and was hailed as setting a new standard in luxury in the casino resort industry.
A radio broadcast by China’s Prime Minister Zhou Enlai called on the people of that country to support “the Cultural Revolution.”
Comedian Lenny Bruce, known for his iconoclastic routines that resulted in several arrests , died in Los Angeles of a morphine overdose at the age of 40.
And on Shelter Island … (more…)