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Milestones

Ten years ago: Cuban detainees concerned about the possibility of being sent back to Cuba continued to hold hostages at a prison in Atlanta and a detention center in Oakdale, La.

Five years ago: The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.

One year ago: O.J. Simpson finished three days of testimony at a civil trial in Santa Monica, Calif. President Clinton ended his 12-day Pacific trip with a stopover in Thailand. Major-league baseball owners reversed course, approving the same collective bargaining agreement they had rejected just three weeks earlier.



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