A traffic accident scene in Manhattan being turned into an impromptu picnic site and a dead woman being “informed” of her own death inquiry made the headlines four decades ago this week.July 22, 1979● Hollywood actress Joanne Woodward and American singer Joan Baez together with a group of US citizens planned to charter a Hong Kong-based passenger or cargo ship to pluck refugees from the sea. The vessel would sail as close to Vietnamese territorial waters as legally possible and take refugees…