50 years ago, 1963: Seven actors announced they would march in Washington D. C. to express their support for the civil rights legislation that was before Congress. The activists were Charlton Heston, Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Mel Ferrer, Tony Franciosa, Peter Brown, and Burt Lancaster.
25 years ago, 1988: A candidate for political office in Maryland, promised voters that if he was elected he would try to bring men's underwear to the small city. Although there were women's clothing shops in the city of 5,000 residents, men had to drive across state lines to purchase underwear, socks or a suit.
10 years ago, 2003: The Treasury Department was to begin mailing out checks worth up to $400 per child to more than 25 million middle-income households, a summer-time windfall from tax cuts enacted by the Federal Government. Anyone who qualified for the child tax credit in 2002 was eligible for a check.