Ten years ago: Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork suffered new setbacks as Senate Democratic Leader Robert Byrd and Republican Sens. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. of Connecticut and John H. Chafee of Rhode Island declared they were opposed to his confirmation.

Five years ago: Both houses of Congress voted to override President Bush’s veto of a measure to reregulate cable television companies.

One year ago: Already under fire for his drug policies, President Clinton revealed that a secret FBI memorandum said the government’s anti-drug strategy “had never been properly organized.” Clinton argued that the problems predated his administration.

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