50 years ago, 1964: Twenty-eight passengers had signed up for the Register's "World at Your Doorstep" summer tour. Sandusky Travel Service said there was room for 35 persons on the 21-day all-expenses paid trip through eight European countries.
25 years ago, 1989: Within a decade, experts predicted, desktop supercomputers could be as common as microwave ovens, resulting in a substantial escalation in computer power for both the scientist and the layman. The way people learn, shop, work and amuse themselves would be fundamentally altered.
10 years ago, 2004: President Bush made an announcement that he would back a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in an attempt to halt same-sex unions like the thousands that had been allowed in San Francisco.