Wednesday, October 30, 1996
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Gen. Joaquin Cuadra, commander in chief of the Nicaraguan Army, is scheduled to give a breakfast presentation in Washington, D.C., about security in Central America and civil-military relations in the region.
The Aloha Classic Pro Windsurfing World Cup Final is scheduled to be held in Maui, Hawaii.
The Banff Mountain Book Festival is scheduled to take place in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
The National Association for Gifted Children is scheduled to hold a convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Pop singer Michael Jackson is scheduled to perform in Mumbai, India, for charity.
On the horizon
On Thursday, October 31, GTE Directories Corp. holds its fifth annual conference on "Inside the Yellow Pages Europe 1996" in Brussels.
On Friday, November 1, the National Basketball Association's regular season is scheduled to begin.
On Saturday, November 2, Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson is scheduled to visit China; the trip will run through November 7.
On Sunday, November 3, British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind is scheduled to pay an official visit to Jerusalem.
On Monday, November 4, the trial of veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader Ndabaningi Sithole is scheduled to begin on charges of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe and topple his government.
On Tuesday, November 5, the United States votes for president, as well as for congressional seats.
On Wednesday, November 6, Chinese Premier Li Peng is scheduled to begin a visit to Chile.
On Thursday, November 7, Britain's Royal Astronomical Society and Geophysical Society is scheduled to open a joint meeting on how well earthquakes can be predicted.
On this day
In 1735, John Adams, the first vice-president and second president of the United States, was born.
In 1839, Alfred Sisley, the British-born painter who was one of the creators of French Impressionism, was born.
In 1873, Francisco Indalecio Madero, the revolutionary who became president of Mexico in 1911, was born.
In 1885, the U.S. poet Ezra Pound was born.
In 1905, Czar Nicholas II issued the "October Manifesto,"
which offered extended suffrage, an elected parliament with legislative powers and guaranteed civil liberties.
In 1911, 5-year-old Emperor Pu Yi of China was granted a
constitution as well as a new cabinet, ending the Manchu
domination of China, which had lasted for three centuries.
In 1918, the Slovaks agreed to a union with the Czechs under
the name of Czechoslovakia.
In 1918, Turkey signed an armistice that ended its participation in World War I.
In 1922, Benito Mussolini and his followers formed a Fascist government in Italy.
In 1938, millions of Americans were panicked by Orson Welles' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds."
In 1974, Muhammad Ali accomplished a remarkable boxing comeback when, at 32, he knocked out George Foreman and regained the world heavyweight boxing title.
In 1975, Prince Juan Carlos assumed the role of Spain's acting head of state after General Francisco Franco fell ill.
In 1990, engineers digging a rail tunnel under the English
Channel connected Britain with the continent of Europe for the first time since the Ice Age.
Campaign finance has always been a sticky issue in American politics. Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour, with his recent allegations against the Democrats, is the latest in a long line of politicians to charge those on the other side of the legislative aisle with fiscal malfeasance. But the real arbiter of campaign finance is the Federal Election Commission, which has provided a straightforward but informative Web site to fill in the American public on the rules candidates must follow in federal elections.
Holidays and more
Cinematographer Nestor Almendros is 66.
Broadcast journalist Fred Friendly is 81.
Actor Dick Gautier is 59.
Actor Harry Hamlin is 45.
Soccer player Diego Maradona is 36.
Photographer-filmmaker Gordon Parks is 84.
Singer Grace Slick is 57.
Actor Henry Winkler is 51.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1996, J.P. Morgan