April 23, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Twenty-eight construction workers were killed when an apartment complex being built in Bridgeport, Conn., collapsed.

Five years ago: Fighting erupted in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo just hours after warring parties had signed a truce amid sniper fire. Also, McDonald’s opened its first fast-food restaurant in the Chinese capital of Beijing.

One year ago: A Bronx civil court jury ordered Bernhard Goetz to pay $43 million to paralyzed Darrell Cabey, one of four young men he shot on a New York subway car in 1984. Also, a three-night auction of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ possessions began at Sotheby’s in New York City with a bidding frenzy.

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