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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
The Rockaway Times
The Rockaway
Times IsThe
Bomb
We regularly show Rockaway
Times t-shirts in our Spotted
feature. We’ve seen the t-shirts
in some exotic locales. Well,
this one was spotted on a mis-
sile, destination to be deter-
mined.
We’ve dramatically increased
the reliability of the electric grid
in areas where we’ve trimmed
trees. In fact, this year, we’ll invest
more than $500 million in reliability
programs. Learn more about all
the improvements we’re making
at
www.psegliny.com/reliability
60% FEWER
OUTAGES
YMCA Kudos to Rose
Rose Schellenberg is being
called a “hometown hero” by
the YMCA. The local lady, af-
fectionately known as Grand-
ma Rose, was named one of the
YMCA of Greater New York’s
Volunteers of the Year. The
YMCA says, “She is the heart
of the Rockaway member-
ship base. Rose was dedicated
to celebrating Black History
Month at the Rockaway YMCA.
She even provided materials,
pamphlets, and possible skits
for youth as she tries to make
Rockaway Y the gem of its
community. She has devoted
over 40 years of service and is
a constant bright light in the
Rockaways.” Congrats, Rose!
APRIL 21
Sharon Fein Feldman was born.
JP Stathis was born.
1980 - Rosie Ruiz was the first
woman to cross the finish line at
the Boston Marathon. She was
later disqualified for cheating.
1997 - The ashes of Timothy
Leary, Gene Roddenberry, and 22
others blasted into space for the
first space funerals.
APRIL 22
Michael Donohue was born.
Richard Tirado was born.
1864 - Congress authorized the
inscription “In God We Trust” on
coins minted as U.S. currency.
1970 - The first Earth Day was
observed.
APRIL 23
Mike O’Neil was born
Victoria Mahon was born.
1954 - Hank Aaron hit the first of
his 755 home runs.
1985 - Coca-Cola announced
that it was changing its formula
and introduced New Coke.
APRIL 24
Dee Roberts was born.
Amy Mahon was born.
1898 - Spain declared war on the
U.S..
APRIL 25
Eugene Brennan was born.
Ashley Ferriola was born.
1928 - The first seeing eye dog
was presented to Morris S. Frank.
1945 - Delegates met in San
Francisco to organize the United
Nations.
APRIL 26
1865 - John Wilkes Booth,
Lincoln’s assassin, was sur-
rounded by federal troops in a
barn in Virginia. He was shot
and killed, either by the soldiers
or by his own hand.
1986 - The worst nuclear po-
wer plant accident in history
occurred at Chernobyl, near
Kiev, U.S.S.R.
APRIL 27
Michelle Comins was born.
Nancy Gahles was born.
1956 - Rocky Marciano retired as
undefeated world heavyweight
boxing champion.
1983 - Pitcher Nolan Ryan
surpassed
Walter
Johnson’s
strikeout record—one that had
held since 1927.
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