Ten years ago: Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke won a third consecutive term, becoming the first Labor Party leader in the country’s history to be elected to three straight terms in office.
Five years ago: Undeclared presidential hopeful Ross Perot, addressing the NAACP convention in Nashville, Tenn., startled and offended his listeners by referring to the predominantly black audience as “you people.”
One year ago: An Air Force F-16 jet trying to make an emergency landing slammed into a house in Pensacola, Fla., setting the home on fire, killing a 4-year-old boy and badly burning his mother. The pilot ejected safely.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.