Today in history
Don't mess with Texas
Aug 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM
50 years ago, 1964: Jubilant space agency officials said first indications were that Ranger 7 obtained close up pictures of the moon of excellent quality. One official said the pictures were even better than expected.
25 years ago, 1989: The legal drinking age became 21 for everyone in Ohio when a clause allowing residents who were 19 on or before July 31, 1987 to consume beer expired. Ohio's drinking age was raised from 19 to 21 in 1987 for everyone except those covered by the "grandfather clause."
10 years ago, 2004: First lady Laura Bush christened a $2.2 billion nuclear-powered attack submarine named after her home state of Texas, cracking a bottle of American sparkling wine against the hull on her first try. "May all who board her be forever blessed and may all who encounter her upon the seas remember, 'Don't mess with Texas."'