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Fri., Jan. 30, 1998

Ten years ago: Israeli troops fired on hundreds of demonstrators in the West Bank while protests also rocked the Gaza Strip, shattering three weeks of relative quiet in the occupied territories.

Five years ago: On the 60th anniversary of Hitler’s swearing-in as chancellor of Germany, more than 300,000 Germans carried candles to denounce the Nazi era. Los Angeles inaugurated its Metro Red Line, the city’s first modern subway.

One year ago: The Marine Corps opened an investigation of two videotaped hazing incidents in 1991 and 1993 known as “blood pinnings” in which elite paratroopers had golden jump pins beaten into their chests. One incident led to a recommended discharge for a sergeant.


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