Died: Thursday, January 03, 2013
Bruce W. Ackley, 54, Lake Geneva, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Memorial services pending at the Steinke Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.