100 YEARS AGO TODAY
Jan. 14, 1919: William A. Scott and William St. Clair, two of the Negros charged with taking part in the robbery of the Army Bank at Greene Park, last Tuesday, pleaded guilty in Judge John D. Fletcher’s department of the superior court and were sentenced to from 10 to 20 years in the state penitentiary. Prosecuting Attorney Askren represented the state. Helen T. Reynolds, colored, who was dressed in men’s clothes and is alleged to have aided Scott and St. Clair in the robbery, through her attorney, George M. Thompson, asked for another day in which to plead.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Jan. 14, 1969: A Scandinavian Airlines jet splashed into the rainswept Pacific Ocean while attempting a landing at the Los Angeles International Airport Monday night — and floated. Of the 45 aboard, there were 30 known survivors and 4 known dead. SAS listed 9 of the remaining 11 as missing, the others are unaccounted for. As dawn broke over the Pacific, wreckage of the big DC8 still was floating — almost 12 hours after it came down into two-foot swells eight miles off shore.
25 YEARS AGO TODAY
Jan. 14, 1994: Figure skater Tonya Harding’s bodyguard and another man were arrested Thursday and charged with conspiracy in the attack on Olympic rival Nancy Kerrigan. More arrests are expected, one official said. The bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt, 26, and Derrick Brian Smith, 29, were arrested in Portland, said Michael Schrunk, Multnomah County district attorney. Eckardt told authorities Harding’s exhusband asked him to arrange the attack, The Oregonian reported Thursday, citing unidentified law enforcement sources.