On May 19, 1967, the Soviet Union ratified a treaty with the United States and Britain, banning nuclear and other weapons from outer space as well as celestial bodies such as the moon.
In 1981, five British soldiers were killed by an Irish Republican Army land mine in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
In 1993, the Clinton White House set off a political storm by abruptly firing the entire staff of its travel office; five of the seven staffers were later reinstated.
In 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at age 64.
In 2003, WorldCom Inc. agreed to pay investors $500 million to settle civil fraud charges.