August 29, 1997 in Nation/World

Milestones

 
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Ten years ago: Academy Award-winning actor Lee Marvin died in Tucson, Ariz., at age 63.

Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council agreed to send 3,000 more troops to Somalia to guard food. About 13,000 people staged an anti-extremist rally in Rostock, Germany, even as right-wingers continued attacks on foreigners.

One year ago: At the Democratic convention in Chicago, President Clinton appealed for a second term, declaring, “Hope is back in America.” The convention also nominated Al Gore for a second term as vice president. Earlier in the day, President Clinton’s chief political strategist, Dick Morris, resigned amid a scandal over his relationship with a prostitute.

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