February 20, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: U.S. figure skater Brian Boitano won the gold medal in the men’s competition at the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada, with Brian Orser of Canada placing second.

Five years ago: Police in Liverpool, England, charged two 10-year-old boys with the abduction and slaying of toddler James Bulger, a crime that shocked the country and terrified parents. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were later convicted.

One year ago: The National Transportation Safety Board called for a speedup in the redesign of the rudder controls on Boeing 737s, citing potential problems in a pair of deadly crashes.


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