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Ten years ago: Pat Cash of Australia defeated Ivan Lendl in straight sets to win the Wimbledon men’s singles final.

Five years ago: Leaders of the world’s seven richest nations gathered in Munich, Germany, for their 18th annual economic summit. President Bush, en route to the summit, told cheering Poles in Warsaw that “America shares Poland’s dream.” Andre Agassi won his first Grand Slam title, defeating Goran Ivanisevic at Wimbledon.

One year ago: The government reported the nation’s unemployment rate fell to a six-year low in June 1996; nervous investors, fearing higher interest rates, gave the stock market its worst beating in four months, sending the Dow industrials down 114 points.

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