January 21, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: Retin-A got a boost when a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association said the anti-acne drug could also reduce wrinkles caused by exposure to the sun.

Five years ago: Two U.S. warplanes bombed a defense site in northern Iraq after radar was turned on them. (Iraq denied provoking the attack.)

One year ago: Speaker Newt Gingrich was fined as the House voted for first time in history to discipline its leader for ethical misconduct. To improve its tarnished image, the Democratic National Committee announced it would no longer accept money from people or companies with foreign ties and would limit contributions from labor unions and wealthy benefactors.

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