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Ten years ago: Frantic efforts continued in Midland, Texas, to save 18-month-old Jessica McClure, who had fallen 22 feet down an abandoned well the day before. (Jessica was freed the following evening.)

Five years ago: The State Department acknowledged that it had improperly handled requests for the passport file of Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton.

One year ago: CSX Corp. announced plans to buy Conrail Inc. for $8.4 billion to create the nation’s third-largest railroad.

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