50 years ago, 1964: Jack Ruby was convicted today of murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, and sentenced to death in the electric chair. Defense Atty. Melvin Belli said "This jury wasn't even concerned with listening to our arguments. Railroad? This was a kangaroo jury."
25 years ago, 1989: At the Movies: Police Academy 6, Skin Deep, The Burbs, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dream a Little Dream, Her Alibi, and Rain Main.
10 years ago, 2004: The Army was spread so thin around the globe that when it needed fresh combat troops for Iraq in the fall of 2004, it would have little choice but to call on the same soldiers who led the charge into Baghdad in 2003.