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Sun., Aug. 17, 1997

Ten years ago: Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died at a Berlin hospital near Spandau Prison at age 93, having apparently strangled himself with an electrical cord.

Five years ago: President Bush arrived in Houston for the opening of the Republican National Convention. Actor-director Woody Allen admitted being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Allen’s longtime companion, actress Mia Farrow.

One year ago: A military cargo plane carrying gear for President Clinton crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff from Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming; eight crew members and a Secret Service employee were killed.

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