October 1, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Eight people were killed when an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale and an aftershock measuring 5.3 struck the Los Angeles area.

Five years ago: The U.S. Senate voted 93-to-6 to approve the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Texas billionaire Ross Perot jumped back into the presidential race.

One year ago: A federal grand jury indicted Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in 1994 mail bomb slaying of an ad executive. The minimum wage rose 50 cents to $4.75 an hour. NASA began turning over day-to-day shuttle operations to private industry.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met at the White House.

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