Today is Tuesday, March 9, the 68th day of 2010. There are 297 days left in the year.
*10 years ago: John McCain suspended his presidential campaign, conceding the Republican nomination to George W. Bush. Bill Bradley ended his presidential bid, conceding the Democratic nomination to Vice President Al Gore.
*5 years ago: Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand, saying he once considered the pop star being tried for allegedly molesting him "the coolest guy in the world." (Jackson was later acquitted.) Dan Rather signed off for the last time as principal anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."
*1 year ago: President Barack Obama lifted George W. Bush-era limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research.