Today in history
Boom Out Go the Lights
Aug 16, 2013 at 7:40 AM
50 years ago, 1963: U.S. Coast Guard in Huron issued a warning to persons tampering with buoys in Huron Harbor. Someone destroyed a lighted buoy valued at $20, plus $30 for labor and parts.
25 years ago, 1988: A group of Hollywood film stars planned to visit United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez on the 23rd day of his hunger strike to protest pesticide dangers. Morgan Fairchild, Charles Haid, Luis Valdez and Lou Diamond Phillips were expected to make the visit.
10 years ago, 2003: A massive power blackout hit U.S. and Canadian cities, closing nuclear power plants in Ohio and New York, shutting subways, and even stranding some Cedar Point visitors on rides for a short time. The cause of the black out was still unclear.