January 13, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that public school officials had broad powers to censor school newspapers, school plays and other “school-sponsored expressive activities.”

Five years ago: American and allied warplanes raided southern Iraq. Marine Pvt. 1st Class Domingo Arroyo became the first U.S. serviceman to be killed in Somalia. The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from Cape Canaveral.

One year ago: Seven black soldiers received the Medal of Honor for World War II valor; the lone survivor, former Lt. Vernon Baker, received his medal from President Clinton at the White House.


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