5 years ago — 2014

“The Lego Movie” is the top-earning film at the box office, followed by “The Monuments Men,” “Ride Along,” “Frozen” and “That Awkward Moment.”

10 years ago — 2009

A study shows the Eau Claire school district owes $99 million to fully fund current employee retirement benefit costs, a figure projected to balloon to $270 million in 30 years.

20 years ago — 1999

The Rev. Jerry Falwell claims that the “Teletubbies” character Tinky Winky is a role model of the “gay lifestyle.”

35 years ago — 1984

Soviet President Yuri Andropov dies after leading the nation and its Communist Party for 15 months.