Ten years ago: Thousands of people gathered in Washington for three days of protests against U.S. foreign policy, particularly toward Central America and South Africa.
Five years ago: Islamic forces in Afghanistan took control of most of the capital of Kabul following the collapse of the Communist government. An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale shook northern California.
One year ago: A day after the PLO annulled clauses calling for Israel’s destruction, the governing Labor Party abandoned its long-standing opposition to a Palestinian state. Ford Motor Co. announced a recall of about 8 million cars, minivans and pickups because of an ignition switch fire hazard.