The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History (Not Much)
1927 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.
1989 Fired White House aide Oliver North was convicted of shredding documents and two other charges stemming from the Iran-Contra affair.
1998 Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski was given four life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento, Calif., under a plea agreement that spared him the death penalty.
2000 Londoners elected their mayor for the first time.