Today in history
May 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM
50 years ago, 1963: Over 3,000 visitors attended the Northwest District Boy Scout Exposition at Grotto Park. Booths featuring everything from spaceships to Indian tom-toms to roasting chickens were judged and awards were presented.
25 years ago, 1988: In an effort to educate Americans, the U.S. Postal Service delivered brochures titled "Understanding AIDS" to to over 100 million households. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said the mailing was the closest the government could come to making something "required reading."
10 years ago, 2003: The American Red Cross Miniature Golf Challenge brought over 180 local executives and government officials to Cedar Point. The winners of the 36-hole scramble were Guerra's Gorilla's led by Tony Guerra, who hit a hole-in-one to clinch the win. Sandusky Toyota and Kasper teams place second and third. The event raised $6,000 for the Red Cross.