Friday, September 6, 1996
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NASA's Galileo spacecraft is expected to make a second,
closer flyby of Jupiter's moon. The spacecraft will come
within 155 miles of Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar
The National Religious Broadcasters Association holds its
annual policy conference.
The National Council of Negro Women holds its annual Black
Family Reunion on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
On the horizon
On Saturday, September 7, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
is scheduled to meet with Russian President Boris Yeltsin for
talks on ending the war in Chechnya. Kohl will visit Yeltsin
at his holiday residence outside Moscow.
On Sunday, September 8, the 48th Annual Emmy Awards will
be broadcast live on ABC from Pasadena, California.
On Monday, September 9, the International Peacekeeping
'96 Expo opens in New York and runs through September 10.
On Tuesday, September 10, the African-American Civil War
Memorial will be dedicated in Washington, D.C. President
Clinton is expected to be among those in attendance.
On Wednesday, September 11, Palestine Liberation Organization
Chairman Yasser Arafat gives a speech in Tokyo.
On this day
In 1837, the Oberlin Collegiate Institute of Ohio went co-
educational as it conferred equal academic status to a class
of four women and 30 men.
In 1888, diplomat and financier Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. was
born in Boston.
In 1909, American explorer Robert Peary sent word that he had
reached the North Pole five months earlier.
In 1939, South Africa declared war on Germany.
In 1941, Jews over the age of 6 in German-occupied areas were
ordered to wear yellow Stars of David.
In 1948, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was coronated.
In 1952, Canadian television broadcasting began in Montreal.
In 1966, South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was
stabbed to death by a page during a parliamentary session in
In 1970, Palestinian guerrillas seized control of three
jetliners which were later blown up on the ground in Jordan
after the passengers and crews were evacuated.
In 1975, Czechoslovak tennis star Martina Navratilova, in New
York for the U.S. Open, requested political asylum.
In 1978, James Wickwire of Seattle and Louis Reichardt of San
Francisco became the first Americans to reach the summit of
Pakistan's K-2, the world's second-highest mountain.
In 1991, in the Soviet Union, the State Council, a new
executive body composed of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and
republic leaders, recognized the independence of the Baltic
In 1995, the Senate Ethics Committee voted unanimously to
recommend expulsion of Sen. Bob Packwood, accused of sexual
and official misconduct.
Want to know the latest on Hurricane Fran? First check out CNN Interactive's
Storm Center filled with sights and sounds from the
storm. Then check out the National
Hurricane Center's Web page and be a part of their
continuous watch on tropical cyclones over the Atlantic,
Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific.
Holidays and more
Today is Flag Day in the Netherlands Antilles.
Pakistan celebrates Defense of Pakistan Day.
It is Armed Forces Day in Sïo Tome and Principe .
Today is Independence Day in Swaziland.
Actress Jane Curtin is 49.
Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 52.
Comedienne Jo Anne Worley is 59.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1996, J.P. Morgan
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