Today in history
Mother's Little Helper
Jul 24, 2013 at 7:40 AM
50 years ago, 1963: The Plum Brook reactor began its first tests today. The reactor was to start up today for six low powered experiments. The 6,000-acre Plum Brook Station started seven years ago. Its cost was $15 million. Actual high power testing was to start in 10 days.
25 years ago, 1988: Ford Motor Co. ended months of speculation about the fate of its sporty Mustang car by announcing it would invest $200 million to keep the car in production at least through the early 1990's.
10 years ago, 2003: Valium, the drug that revolutionized the treatment of anxiety and became a cultural icon, turned 40 in 2003. The drug was approved in 1963 and became the country's most prescribed drug from 1969-1982, selling nearly 2.3 billion pills at its peak in 1978.