Today in history
Violent end to a peaceful protest
Jun 4, 2014 at 11:39 AM
50 years ago, 1964: A much put-upon Nickel Plate Railroad flat car gave up the ghost in Bellevue after many miles of service. The car simply buckled in the middle, the strain of a 157,240 lb. solid piece of metal was too much for it.
25 years ago, 1989: Chines troops massacred unarmed civilians, cutting a bloody swatch through Beijing and rolling into student-occupied Tiananmen Square with tanks and armored personnel carriers. Scores of people were killed and hundreds wounded as the military put a violent end to a peaceful protest.
10 years ago, 2004: A elderly Sandusky man wrote nearly 300 checks to a fraudulent sweepstakes company before his son intervened, according to Sandusky Police. The man was contacted by a company called ACH Warehouse and told he won a large sum of money, but would need to mail in money to collect it. The exact dollar amount was not reported.