SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1997

Ten years ago: : Addressing AIDS research supporters in Washington, D.C., President Reagan called “for urgency, not panic,” but drew scattered boos when he announced he would seek expanded testing for the disease.

Five years ago: An estimated 50,000 people demonstrated in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, against Communist-organized elections. “Crazy for You” was named Broadway’s best musical at the Tony Awards; “Dancing at Lughnasa” was named best play.

One year ago: Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election for prime minister, defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by nine-tenths of 1 percent.

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