50 years ago, 1963: The cost of living rose in July 1963 by one half of one percent to a record high for the second consecutive month, the Labor Department reported. With food and gasoline leading the way, prices advanced for most major types of goods and services.
25 years ago, 1988: George Bush was nominated for president by Republicans at the GOP National Convention to carry on the legacy of Ronald Reagan, a goal he reinforced with the choice of conservative Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle as his running mate.
10 years ago, 2003: More than 70 years after the debut of the world famous Hostess Twinkie, Interstate Bakeries was struggling to keep up with competitors like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The nation's largest wholesale baker said they might stop paying a dividend to shareholders.