January 6, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze was quoted by the Afghan news agency as saying the Kremlin wanted to pull an estimated 115,000 soldiers from Afghanistan in the coming year.

Five years ago: Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev died in Paris at age 54. Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie died in Englewood, N.J., at age 75. Authorities rescued Jennifer Stolpa and infant son after her husband found help after an eight-day ordeal in the snow-covered Nevada desert.

One year ago: House Speaker Newt Gingrich met behind closed doors with Republican lawmakers, answering questions about admitted ethics violations and appealing for support in the upcoming speaker’s election.

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