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Ten years ago: Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois entered the Democratic presidential race.

Five years ago: The Supreme Court ruled that states may not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs while on trial unless a good reason is shown to require the medication.

One year ago: President Clinton, seeking to deflect Republican criticism that he was weak on welfare reform, endorsed Wisconsin’s welfare-to-work plan in his Saturday radio address. Louis Quatorze won the Preakness.

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