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.
1999: Cal Ripken Sr., who spent 36 years in the Baltimore Orioles organization as a player, scout, coach and manager, dies of lung cancer at the age of 63 in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1987, Ripken became the first -- and only -- father to manage two sons, Billy Ripken and future Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., simultaneously in the majors.
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