50 years ago, 1963: Benjamin W. Willis, the nation's second highest paid public official and a target of civil rights groups, resigned his post as Chicago school's superintendent. Willis, whose salary was $48,500, was under attack for perpetuating segregation in Chicago's public schools.
25 years ago, 1988: Low water levels in Sandusky Bay revealed the remains of the W. R. Stafford, a bulk freighter built in 1886 and abandoned in 1925, along the old B&O docks, now Shoreline park, near the Sandusky Yacht Club. The vessel burned and sank in 1930.
10 years ago, 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced California Gov. Gray Davis in a recall election less than a year into his second term. Seething over taxes and red ink, voters dumped the unpopular Davis and replaced him with political novice Schwarzenegger.