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Ten years ago: The Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring any public school teaching the theory of evolution to teach creationism science as well.

Five years ago: Russian President Boris Yeltsin addressed the Canadian Parliament, saying his country had abandoned totalitarianism for democracy.

One year ago: Chief executives from seven states, police, state attorneys general and members of Congress met with President Clinton at the White House to discuss ways of stopping the recent torching of black churches. New York City police announced that a shooting suspect in custody had been linked to the “Zodiac” shootings that had terrorized New Yorkers in the early 1990s.

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