This man’s getaway plan was all wet. Suspected of trying to steal copper wiring from an electrical box along an Oregon river, the man dove into the water when police came after him. The problem was he apparently wasn’t a very good swimmer.
Highlights of this day in history: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of Cold War espionage; Lt. William Calley, Jr. convicted in the Vietnam War’s My Lai massacre; U.S. troops leave South Vietnam; Attorney Johnnie Cochran dies. (March 29)