50 years ago, 1964: The Erie County Bankers Association asked citizens of Erie County to help alleviate a shortage of coins for general business use. Penny pinchers were advised that the situation was so serious that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland could implement a coin rationing program.
25 years ago, 1989: Children had been slipping and sliding down backyard water slides for over 30 years - and into hospital emergency rooms, said a consumer watchdog group who placed Wham-O's 'Slip 'n' Slide' at the top of its summer toys to avoid. Over 5,000 children went to the hospital in 1988 alone according to Consumer Affairs Committee of America for Democratic Action.
10 years ago, 2004: The State Department acknowledged it was wrong in reporting terrorism declined worldwide in 2003, a finding that was used to boost President Bush's claim of success in countering terror. Instead both the number of incidents and victims increased sharply. The error was blamed on faulty information.