50 years ago, 1964: The FCC was unable to detect any off-color lyrics in a rock 'n' roll record that was a target of several complaints. "Louie, Louie," by the Kingsmen was found to be "unintelligible at any speed." It was suggested that if the record was played at 33 1-3 r.p.m. obscene lyrics could be heard.
25 years ago, 1989: The long-delayed spacecraft Galileo was readied for the first leg of a 2.4 billion-mile odyssey that would end with it plunging through the clouds of Jupiter on a close encounter with the largest planet in the solar system.
10 years ago, 2004: The cops from "NYPD Blue" would be on the beat for one more season, their 12th, and then take retirement. The ensemble cast earned 26 Emmy nominations and won best drama series in 1995.