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Hollie Newton
Nov 6, 2013

50 years ago, 1963: Sandusky's Union Chain Co. marked its 50th anniversary with an open house. The company was formed in 1913 to manufacture steel power-transmission chains. Union Chain had grown to sales of some $5 million annually.

25 years ago, 1988: According to the Weekly Reader poll, the next president of the United States was to be George Bush. The Weekly Reader poll picked the winner of nearly every presidential election since 1956. The only time the children missed was in 1968 when Robert Kennedy was assassinated prior to elections.

10 years ago, 2003: A University of South Florida professor was appointed to investigate the case of a severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a right-to-die battle. A judge named Jay Wolfson as Terri Schaivo's guardian, he was to report to Go. Jeb Bush on his recommendations.