December 25, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Authorities recaptured Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who had escaped two days earlier from the federal prison in Alderson, W.V., where she was serving a life sentence for her attempt on the life of President Ford.

Five years ago: U.S. Marines delivered wheat to a refugee camp in Bardera, Somalia, setting off a riot among the Somalis; American and French troops also took control of Hoddur.

One year ago: Peruvians held candles high and prayed outside the Japanese ambassador’s residence, where leftist rebels freed one hostage for health reasons but continued to hold more than 100 others.

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