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Today's Events | on horizon | on this day | newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Thursday, December 14, 2000

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I accept the finality of this outcome.

Vice President Al Gore, who ended his five-week legal and political battle for the presidency about 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court slammed the door shut on further manual recounts of ballots in Florida.

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today's events

  • Egypt's new parliament is scheduled to convene.
  • The Federal Trade Commission meets to consider approving the merger of AOL and Time Warner.
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker is scheduled to be resentenced; he pleaded guilty in a tax-evasion case.

on the horizon

  • On Friday, December 15, a hearing on possible juror misconduct in the corruption trial of several Los Angeles Police Department officers is planned.
  • On Saturday, December 16, Bangladesh celebrates Victory Day, commemorating its victory over Pakistan in 1971.
  • On Sunday, December 17, the Mystic Seaport museum carolers and a brass quartet perform carols in Mystic, Connecticut.
  • On Monday, December 18, members of the Electoral College meet to select the U.S. president.
  • On Tuesday, December 19, a U.S. Federal Reserve committee meets to discuss interest rates.


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  • TV news producer Don Hewitt is 78.
  • Actress Dee Wallace Stone is 52.
  • Former baseball player Bill Buckner is 51.
  • Actress Patty Duke is 54.

on this day

  • In 1799, George Washington died. He was the first president of the United States (1789-1797).
  • In 1918, women in Britain voted for the first time in a general election and were allowed to stand as candidates.
  • In 1939, the League of Nations expelled the Soviet Union for aggression against Finland.
  • In 1959, Archbishop Makarios became the first president of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • In 1962, the Mariner II space probe began sending back to Earth man's first known information from another planet, Venus.
  • In 1978, the U.N. General Assembly called for an oil embargo against South Africa.
  • In 1993, the European Union established diplomatic relations with South Africa.
  • In 1995, leaders from former Yugoslavia signed a Bosnian peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the conflict and opening the way for thousands of NATO troops to move into the shattered country.

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