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Ten years ago: In his Saturday radio address, President Reagan said he was reluctantly signing legislation restoring the automatic deficit-reducing provisions of the Gramm-Rudman Act.

Five years ago: South African President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela held their first meeting in three months, during which they agreed on the urgent need for an interim government.

One year ago: Astronaut Shannon Lucid returned to Earth in the shuttle Atlantis after six months aboard the Russian Mir space station. President Clinton signed a bill ensuring two-day hospital stays for new mothers and their babies.Richard Allen Davis, the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, was formally sentenced to death in San Jose, Calif. ValuJet received federal permission to fly again three months after it was grounded following a deadly crash.


 
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