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Ten years ago: The U.S. Senate rejected, 58-42, the Supreme Court nomination of Robert H. Bork.

Five years ago: President Bush announced that Vietnam had agreed to turn over all materials in its possession related to U.S. personnel in the Vietnam War. Japanese Emperor Akihito began a visit to China, the first by a Japanese monarch.

One year ago: Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole tried to persuade Ross Perot to quit the race and endorse the GOP ticket, but Perot refused. The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, Calif. The New York Yankees tied the World Series at two games apiece, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 8-6.

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