50 years ago, 1963: Sen. Margaret Chase Smith was seriously considering entering some presidential primaries to offer Republicans a 'third choice" in the selection of their 1964 nominee. The Maine Republican had served in the Senate since 1949 after nine years in the House.
25 years ago, 1988: Voter turnout in Erie County beat the previous record for a presidential election set in 1984. Unofficially, 34,543 votes were cast in Erie County - more than 75 percent of the eligible voters. In 1984, just over 73 percent voted.
10 years ago, 2003: Johnny Cash posthumously won the Country Music Association's album of the year, single of the year and video of the year awards - his first CMA awards since 1969, and tied Alan Jackson for most wins during the night.