February 5, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: The Arizona House impeached Gov. Evan Mecham, setting the stage for his conviction in the state Senate. A pair of indictments were unsealed in Florida, accusing Panama’s military leader, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, of bribery and drug trafficking.

Five years ago: Federal judge Kimba Wood, President Clinton’s expected choice for attorney general, withdrew from consideration, saying her baby sitter had been an illegal alien for seven years.

One year ago: Switzerland’s “Big Three” banking giants announced they would create a $71 million fund for Holocaust victims and their families. Investment bank Morgan Stanley announced a $10 billion merger with Dean Witter.

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