Ten years ago: During a visit to Chile, Pope John Paul II denounced torture and pleaded for reconciliation.
Five years ago: His campaign acknowledged that Bill Clinton had received an induction notice in April 1969 while attending college in Oxford, England; Clinton said the notice arrived after he was due to report, and that his local draft board had told him he could complete the school term.
One year ago: President Clinton signed legislation severing the link between crop prices and government subsidies. The former general manager of Daiwa Bank’s New York branch pleaded guilty to aiding a $1.1 billion cover-up.
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