October 2, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: More Democratic senators lined up against Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork as President Reagan continued to lobby on behalf of his candidate.

Five years ago: The campaigns of President Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton agreed to hold three presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate.

One year ago: Mark Fuhrman was given three years’ probation and fined $200 after pleading no contest to perjury for denying at O.J. Simpson’s criminal trial that he had used a certain racial slur in the past decade. An AeroPeru Boeing 757 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, killing all 61 passengers and nine crew members on board.

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