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.
1996: The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease. The ban would last for 10 years before it was finally lifted on May 1, 2006.
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