50 years ago, 1963: Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona said they planned no political speeches for a month in deference to the late President John F. Kennedy. A 30-day mourning period was observed by the candidates.
25 years ago, 1988: Contending that cigarette smoking produced the same results as three jumbo jet crashes a day, an anti-smoking advocate argued that all tobacco advertising should be banned.
10 years ago, 2003: Trailed by a phalanx of TV cameras, a handcuffed Michael Jackson was booked on suspicion of child molestation after arriving by private jet to face charges that could finish off his already declining career and send him to prison for years.