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Milestones

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1997

Ten years ago: Al Campanis, vice president of player personnel for the Los Angeles Dodgers, resigned after saying on ABC’s “Nightline” that blacks may lack some of the “necessities” for becoming baseball managers.

Five years ago: Tennis great Arthur Ashe announced at a New York news conference that he had AIDS, saying he was forced to go public because a newspaper had inquired about his health. Ashe died the following February of AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49.

One year ago: Stock prices plunged on Wall Street amid concerns over stronger-than-expected employment data. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88.51 to end at 5,594.37.


 
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