August 23, 1997 in Nation/World

Milestones

 
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Ten years ago:Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls traded gentle barbs at a debate in Des Moines, Iowa, with Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis repeatedly called upon to defend his claims of economic revival in his state.

Five years ago: Hurricane Andrew slammed into the Bahamas with 120 mph winds. James A. Baker III bowed out as secretary of state after 3 years to become White House chief of staff.

One year ago: President Clinton imposed limits on peddling cigarettes to children as he unveiled Food and Drug Administration regulations declaring nicotine an addictive drug. The same day, a jury in Indianapolis found cigarette companies were not responsible for the lung cancer death of a 52-year-old lawyer who began smoking at age 5.


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