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Hollie Newton
Sep 21, 2013

50 years ago, 1963: An earthquake shook gambling resort city Las Vegas just after a powerful nuclear blast was fired underground 80 miles away. Dr. Charles Richter, noted earthquake specialist, said the blast almost certainly caused the tremor.

25 years ago, 1988: "Valley girls" didn't make it into the Third College Edition of Webster's New World Dictionary, but "golden parachutes," "kissy-face," "couch potato," and "glasnost" did.

10 years ago, 2003: A 1951 Mercury Custom, owned by former Sanduskian Jack Williams, was one of many cars featured at Crusin' by the Bay. The auto was brought here by trailer from California. The car was worth more than $100,000.