WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 1997

Ten years ago: A Soviet Foreign Ministry official said his country was studying a proposal by West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl to dismantle his country’s 72 aging Pershing 1A missiles if the superpowers destroyed all their intermediate-range weapons.

Five years ago: President Bush ordered federal troops to Florida for emergency relief in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.

One year ago: First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed the Democratic convention in Chicago, forcefully making her husband’s case for re-election while rebutting her Republican critics.

California Gov. Pete Wilson signed an executive order aimed at halting state benefits to illegal immigrants.

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