Ten years ago: The congressional Iran-Contra committees issued their final report, saying President Reagan bore “ultimate responsibility” for wrongdoing by his aides. Thirty-one people died in a fire at King’s Cross, London’s busiest subway station.
Five years ago: President-elect Clinton began a two-day whirlwind visit to the nation’s capital by meeting with President Bush.
One year ago: Onetime CIA station chief Harold J. Nicholson was charged with selling top secrets to the Russians for more than $120,000.
(Nicholson later pleaded guilty to espionage and was sentenced to 23-1/2 years in prison. He was spared a life sentence for cooperating with investigators.)