TODAY IN HISTORY
On this date in 2003, Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker, who racked up 8,883 victories and rode four Kentucky Derby winners, died at 72.
In 1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sheri, Jess Sarber.
In 1999, NBA Hall of Fame centre Wilt Chamberlain died at age 63.
In 2000, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously upheld the country’s rape-shield law, further solidifying a woman’s right to keep her sexual history out of sexual assault cases.