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.
1911: Jack Ruby, the Dallas-area nightclub operator who in 1963 shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, President John F. Kennedy's accused assassin, is born Jacob Leon Rubenstein in Chicago, Ill.
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