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Thursday, January 27, 2000


Please stay home ... if you get stuck, you're just going to create a problem for the crews that are out there trying to clear the roads.

Raleigh Mayor Paul Coble, as hundreds of motorists waited for help Wednesday along Interstate 85 in North Carolina, after a winter snowstorm.


today's events

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver his final State of the Union message.

  • Germany holds a day of remembrance for victims of the Nazis, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the concentration camp in Poland.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, January 28, federal prosecutors face a filing deadline in Ted Kaczynski's request to withdraw his guilty plea in the Unabomber killings. Kaczynski wants to go to trial.

  • On Saturday, January 29, President Clinton is scheduled to travel to Switzerland for the 30th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

  • On Sunday, January 30, the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans clash in Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta.

  • On Monday, January 31, is the target launch date from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for the space shuttle Endeavour on an 11-day radar topography mission.


For a list of acting credits of Mikhail Baryshnikov, click here.


  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan is 66.
  • Ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is 52.
  • Actress Bridget Fonda is 36.
  • U.S. soccer player Julie Foudy is 29.

on this day

  • In 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

  • In 1967, astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died when fire broke out in the Apollo 1 command module during a test on the launchpad at Cape Kennedy, Florida. In 1973, a peace agreement to end the Vietnam War was signed by the U.S., North and South Vietnam, and the Vietcong. However, by early 1974, the war had resumed after the communists violated a ceasefire provision in the agreement.

  • In 1975, a bipartisan Senate investigation of activities by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began.

  • In 1991, Somalian dictator Muhammad Siyad Barre fled Mogadishu as rebels raided his palace and took control of the Somali capital.

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