50 years ago, 1963: Officials took steps today to head off any new racial violence in bomb-shaken Birmingham, Ala., after a dynamite blast killed four Negro girls. President Kennedy said he hoped the incident would awaken the nation to the "folly of racial injustice and hatred and violence."
25 years ago, 1988: Giant shoulder pads, high-waisted pants with pleated fronts, lace, acrylic sweaters with loud designs, big socks, and permed hair-dos filled women's clothing advertisements in the paper today in 1988.
10 years ago, 2003: The Beatles' record company Apple Corps Ltd. sued Apple Computer Inc., claiming the computer maker's i'Tune products violates a 1991 agreement that the Beatles said meant the computer maker would stay out of the music business. Steve Jobs was said to have chosen his company name in part as a tribute to the Beatles.