Ten years ago: In a bid to calm the recent frenzy in the world’s financial markets, President Reagan said he would meet with congressional leaders to negotiate ways of reducing the budget deficit.
Five years ago: The space shuttle Columbia was launched on a 10-day mission that included deployment of an Italian satellite. The Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 in Game 5 of the World Series.
One year ago: Thirty-four people were killed when a flaming Boeing 707 jet sliced through dozens of homes minutes after takeoff from Ecuador’s Manta airport. The New York Yankees won Game 3 of the World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 5-2.