January 16, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder was fired as a CBS Sports commentator one day after telling a TV station in Washington, D.C., that, during the era of slavery, blacks had been bred to produce stronger offspring.

Five years ago: Attorney General-designate Zoe Baird and her husband paid a $2,900 fine for employing illegal aliens in their home, and controversy over the hirings derailed Baird’s nomination.

One year ago: Entertainer Bill Cosby’s only son, Ennis, was shot to death in Los Angeles in an apparent roadside robbery. In Atlanta, two bomb blasts an hour apart rocked a building containing an abortion clinic, injuring six people.

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