50 years ago, 1964: Steve Allen was signed as the new host of "I've Got a Secret" effective in September. Mr. Allen, one of the most gifted humorists in show business, would take over host duties for the popular panel program.
25 years ago, 1989: The Hoover Sensotronic Audio Sweeper, a talking vacuum cleaner, was introduced in Europe. A female voice told users if the vacuum's bag was full, a hose was clogged or the motor was malfunctioning.
10 years ago, 2004: Erie County commissioners and trustees from Perkins and Huron townships dipped their golden shovels into a muddy lot along U.S. 250 as they broke ground for the Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center. The 141-acre project would bring another water-park to the region after Great Bear Lodge was built in 2001.