January 20, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: An Arizona House committee opened hearings on the possible impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham.

Five years ago: Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States; Al Gore was sworn in as vice president. The Senate confirmed Lloyd Bentsen as treasury secretary, Les Aspin as defense secretary and Warren Christopher as secretary of state.

One year ago: President Clinton and Vice President Gore were sworn in for second terms of office. In his inaugural address, Clinton called for an end to “the politics of petty bickering and extreme partisanship.”


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