50 years ago, 1964: Four persons were taken into custody in connection with the Jack Ruby trial. One had a loaded shotgun, another said he saw Ruby and Oswald cut a man in half, a third was recently in a mental institution and the fourth, a 70 year-old woman, said the Cosa Nostra wanted her to testify.
25 years ago, 1989: To protest the "condom-nation" of the United States, a Catholic church staged a 'condom roast.' "Condoms mean cheap sex, yuppie love, and calculated non-involvement" said Rev. Joseph Looney. Looney hoped the idea would catch on nationwide.
10 years ago, 2004: A sunken boat and the search for its five crew members paralyzed major traffic on the Mississippi River, stranding dozens of large ships and thousands of cruise passengers.