Friday, January 10, 1997
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First of three symposia in Berlin on a plan for a new
national monument to commemorate Jews murdered in the
President Bill Clinton hosts the 1996 Stanley Cup champions.
Robert Citron, former treasurer for Orange County, surrenders
in Santa Ana, California, for a jail term involving the
county's bankruptcy case.
Manny the Hippie, who gained fame on David
Letterman's TV late-night program, is scheduled to ask for
probation on a drug-trafficking conviction in Xenia, Ohio.
Today is the expected start of Ramadan.
On the horizon
On Friday, January 10, a hearing will be held on a
motion for a stay in the O.J. Simpson child custody judgment
while the children's grandparents appeal the judge's
On Saturday, January 11, Japanese Prime Minister Hashimoto
begins a visit to Vietnam.
On Sunday, January 12, the 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards
for the public's favorite actors, actresses, television
shows, singers and feature films will be held in Santa
On Monday, January 13, Pope John Paul II receives diplomatic
corps accredited to the Vatican and delivers his yearly
"state of the world" address.
On Tuesday, January 14, soccer stars Bruce Grobbelaar, Hans
Segers and John Fashanu and Malaysian businessman Heng Suan
Lim begin trial in Britain on charges of conspiring to fix
English premier league soccer matches.
On Wednesday, January 15, the 24th International Brussels
Film Festival opens in Belgium.
On Thursday, January 16, the Sundance Film Festival opens in
Park City, Utah.
On this day
In 1645, William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, was beheaded
In 1863, the world's first underground railway service,
London's Metropolitan line between Paddington and Farringdon,
In 1912, the first flying boat, designed by Glenn Curtiss,
made its maiden flight at Hammondsport, New York.
In 1920, the League of Nations came into being.
In 1922, Arthur Griffith was elected president of the
newly formed Irish Free State.
In 1929, Tintin and his dog Snowy, cartoon creations of
Belgian artist Herge (Georges Remi), made their first
In 1934, Marinus van der Lubbe was guillotined in Germany for
allegedly burning down the Reichstag.
In 1946, the League of Nations was officially superseded by
the United Nations when the first meeting of the General
Assembly began in London.
In 1957, Harold Macmillan was appointed British prime
after the resignation of Sir Anthony Eden.
In 1970, Nigerian troops captured the secessionist Biafran
capital of Owerri.
In 1984, in Bulgaria, 50 people were killed when a Bulgarian
Tupolev 134 crashed as it was about to land at Sofia airport.
In 1990, China lifted martial law, imposed after the
In 1994, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan agreed to abolish trade
tariffs and form a common market.
In 1994, President Bill Clinton, visiting Kiev, announced a
deal under which Ukraine would give up the world's third
In 1996, Israel freed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners to
jubilant relatives in the West Bank and Gaza, days before the
first Palestinian national elections.
Today is the expected start of Ramadan, the Islamic month of
fasting. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is
holy because it was during this month that the Koran was
revealed. It is a time for feeling a common bond with the
poor and needy and of piety and prayer. To learn more about
this Islamic holiday, C
Holidays and more
Singer Pat Benatar is 44.
Singer Gisele Mackenzie is 70.
Singer Rod Stewart is 52.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan