The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.
1918: Howard Cosell, arguably the best-known and most controversial sports broadcaster in the history of the medium, is born Howard William Cohen in Winston-Salem, N.C. Cosell, who was a "Monday Night Football" broadcaster from its inception in 1970 through 1984, would especially become known for his blustery, cocksure personality, his friendship with boxer Muhammad Ali and his feuds with other sports reporters.
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