March 17, 1998 in Nation/World



Ten years ago: Three people were killed when a man armed with guns and grenades attacked an IRA graveside service in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Planeloads of U.S. soldiers arrived at Palmerola Air Base in Honduras in a show of strength ordered by President Reagan.

Five years ago: Helen Hayes, the “First Lady of the American Theater,” died in Nyack, N.Y., at age 92.

One year ago: Anthony Lake asked President Clinton to withdraw his nomination to be CIA director, saying the partisan confirmation process had “gone haywire.” Leftists in El Salvador won control of the capital in a mayoral election.

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