Ten years ago: Congressional budget negotiators finished all but the final details of a two-year, $75 billion deficit reduction pact, but not in time to avert spending cuts mandated by the Gramm-Rudman Act.
Five years ago: President Bush’s mother, Dorothy, died in Greenwich, Conn., at age 91. President-elect Clinton paid a call on Congress.
One year ago: Fourteen people were killed when a commuter plane collided with a private plane at an airport in Quincy, Ill. The space shuttle Columbia lifted off with the oldest crew member to date, 61-year-old Story Musgrave. The United States vetoed U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali’s bid for a second term.