Ten years ago: Two top campaign aides to Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis resigned after one of them, campaign manager John Sasso, admitted leaking an attack videotape that helped bring down the presidential candidacy of Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden. (Sasso returned to the campaign a year later.)

Five years ago: The Bush and Clinton campaigns opened negotiations for a series of presidential debates. George Brett of the Kansas City Royals reached 3,000 career hits during a game against the California Angels.

One year ago: With just hours to spare before the start of the fiscal year, the Senate passed and President Clinton signed a $389 billion spending bill.

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