July 30, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Former White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan told the Iran-Contra congressional committees he repeatedly had urged President Reagan to break off arms sales to Iran.

Five years ago: A TWA Lockheed L-1011 caught fire during takeoff from New York City’s Kennedy International Airport; all 292 people aboard survived.

One year ago: A federal law enforcement source said security guard Richard Jewell had become a focus of the investigation into the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park. Jewell later was cleared as a suspect. Meanwhile, the U.S. Olympic softball team defeated China, 3-1, to win the gold medal. In other news, actress Claudette Colbert died at age 92.

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