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2013: Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415. Benedict made the decision to step down "because of advanced age." He became known as "pontiff emeritus," with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio eventually being selected as the new pope on March 13, 2013, and becoming Pope Francis.
Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
A family of four is homeless but spared of major injury after a fire destroyed their home Sunday morning. .
The cop-killer didn't seem to have a specific target -- just any two officers in uniform.
And on the day of his deadly attack, those officers just happened to be Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
While patrolling a Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday, the New...
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