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1923: Hugh Shearer (later Prime Minister 1967-1972), is born at Martha Brae in the parish of Trelawny.

 

1935: Banana workers in Oracabessa, St Mary, have been rioting since May 13, blocking roads and cutting power lines. The riots have been caused because the property owners have imported labourers from Port Maria so that with this competition they can reduce wages. 


1940: A cable from London results in a front-page news story in The Daily Gleaner reporting the death of Marcus Garvey in London, England.

 

1935: Banana workers in Oracabessa, St Mary, have been rioting since May 13, blocking roads and cutting power lines. The riots have been caused because the property owners have imported labourers from Port Maria so that with this competition they can reduce wages.


1940: A cable from London results in a front-page news story in The Daily Gleaner reporting the death of Marcus Garvey in London, England.


1960: Actress Joan Greenwood’s secret wedding in Jamaica to the ’Gay Bachelor’ and international playboy, André Morell, focuses British press attention on Jamaica. She is given away by the gardener at the villa where they are staying, who also doubles as Morell’s best man. The laundress is Greenwood’s bridesmaid.


1969: Don Drummond, Jamaica’s top trombonist whose funeral services were interrupted at Madden’s Funeral Parlour four days ago is buried at a private ceremony at the May Pen cemetery shortly after 9:00 a.m. He played with bands such as Eric Deans and Wilton Gaynair, and was voted the No. 1 jazz trombonist in Jamaica by readers of Ivory magazine in the 1950s.


1970: Ground is broken by Housing Minister Wilton Hill for the construction of Mountain Terrace, the first fully co-operative housing project in Jamaica. The complex consists of 160 lots on 7 1/4 acres, and will consist of two-bedroom, two-storey homes built in clusters of two, three and four.


1970: The atmosphere at Jamaica House is one of pleasant informality as the prime minister, the Hon Hugh Shearer, celebrates his 47th birthday in a small get-together which is attended by representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of External Affairs, the Jamaica Defence Force , the Constabulary Force and press, radio and television. A 21-gun salute is fired by members of the Jamaica Defence Force to mark the occasion of the prime minister’s birthday.


1972: A bright halo is seen around the sun by many persons. It is caused by the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the thick layers of cirrus-stratus clouds. The white luminosity is attributed to the reflection from the crystal faces while the dark area seen inside the halo is due to an absence of light which has either been reflected or refracted. It is known as a Solar.

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