Today in history
Oct 12, 2013 at 7:20 AM
50 years ago, 1963: The gradual pull-back of the nearly 15,000 American military men in South Viet Nam was to be keyed to what U.S. officials believed would be a steady strengthening of the South Vietnamese Army's ability to stand on their own feet.
25 years ago, 1988: Police in Sandusky, Huron and Perkins Township joined the Sandusky FBI office to investigate a rash of phony checks that left local banks short tens of thousands of dollars.
10 years ago, 2003: About a sixth of the world's population - nearly 1 billion people - lived in slums, and that number could double by 2030 if developed nations didn't reverse course and start giving the issue serious attention, according to a United Nations report.