October 29, 1997 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Following the confirmation defeat of Robert H. Bork to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Reagan announced his choice of Douglas H. Ginsburg, a nomination that failed over revelations of Ginsburg’s past marijuana use.

Five years ago: A jury acquitted Lemrick Nelson, 17, of murdering Yankel Rosenbaum, a Hasidic scholar killed in a Brooklyn riot in August 1991 following the traffic death of a black child hit by a Hasidic driver. (In February 1997, a jury convicted Nelson and Charles Price of violating Rosenbaum’s civil rights.)

One year ago: Hundreds of thousands of New York Yankees fans participated in an enormous blue-and-white ticker-tape parade for the World Series champions.

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