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Ten years ago: Jessica Hahn, the former church secretary who admitted a sexual encounter with former PTL head Jim Bakker, told reporters she had not tried to blackmail Bakker and expressed concern about “innocent bystanders who have been hurt” by the scandal.

Five years ago: A judge in Indianapolis sentenced former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson to six years in prison for raping a Miss Black America contestant.

One year ago: Amid public fears of mad cow disease, British farmers demanded their government order the destruction of old cattle, but Prime Minister John Major refused. Also, Edmund Muskie, former Democratic senator from Maine and former secretary of state, died in Washington.

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