12 surprising airline secrets
1999: After 20 days of flight, the experimental Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, flown by Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard, touches down in the Egyptian desert to complete the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight. Piccard is the grandson of the balloon flight pioneer Auguste Piccard.
Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.
A scathing NCAA report released by the University of Hawai'i Saturday outlines seven violations by former UH men's basketball coach Gib Arnold and his staff.
The first Puppy Bowl aired on Feb. 6, 2005, on a hunch that viewers would tune in to watch puppies run around a small replica of a football field.
Boy, did they ever.
As the popular sideshow enters its second decade, it has become one of Animal Pla...
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