August 28, 1997 in Nation/World

Milestones

 
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Ten years ago: A fire damaged the Arcadia, Fla., home of Ricky, Robert and Randy Ray, three hemophiliac brothers infected with the AIDS virus whose court-ordered school attendance sparked a local uproar. (The Ray family moved to Sarasota, Fla.) Movie director John Huston died in Middletown, R.I., at age 81.

Five years ago: The U.S. government mounted two huge relief operations, rushing food and drinking water to hurricane-ravaged Florida while U.S. cargo planes landed in Somalia with tons of food for African famine victims.

One year ago: Democrats nominated President Clinton for a second term at their national convention in Chicago. The troubled 15-year marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.


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