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Ten years ago: Erich Honecker became the first East German head of state to visit West Germany. The Rev. Jesse Jackson declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Five years ago: Troops in South Africa fired on African National Congress supporters near the Transkei homeland, killing 28 and wounding 200. Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent resigned, four days after a no-confidence vote by club owners.

One year ago: Isabel Correa became the 40th person known to have died in the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, less than a day after police interrupted a meeting between her and Kevorkian.

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