2004—NASA reports that the asteroid Apophis has one chance in 233 of hitting Earth in 2029. 1994—Tipped off by a Boston FBI agent that he’s about to be arrested, James “Whitey” Bulger takes a powder. He’s on the lam for 16.5 years. 1988—The FCC bans indecency on radio and TV; somehow, though, they still report on war and politics. 1986—The airplane Voyager completes its nonstop circumnavigation.