Tuesday, February 25, 1997
"Dolly," the world's first-ever cloned adult mammal, is presented to the media in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A 33-year-old Bosnian Serb, identified only as Novislav D., goes on trial at the Bavarian high court on charges of complicity in genocide and murder during the Bosnian war.
Disney holds its annual stockholders meeting in Anaheim, California, amid controversy surrounding the multi-million dollar pay packages awarded Disney's top executives.
On the horizon
On Wednesday, February 26, the 39th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented in New York City.
On Thursday, February 27, the U.S. government is expected to announce whether Colombia stays on a list of nations not cooperating in international anti-drug efforts.
On Friday, February 28, the Annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held in Alpine, Texas.
On Saturday, March 1, South African President Nelson Mandela visits the Philippines.
On Sunday, March 2, Irish President Mary Robinson arrives in Kigali, Rwanda, where she will address a pan-African conference on peace, gender and development.
On Monday, March 3, Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with European Union leaders to discuss mutual relations and security issues.
On Tuesday, March 4, German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel begins a visit to Middle East that sees him set foot in Jordan, Israel and regions governed by the Palestinian Authority.
On this day
In 1308, the coronation of Edward II of England took place.
In 1570, Pope Pius V issued the papal bull Regnans in Excelsis, excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I of England.
In 1914, Sir John Tenniel, the English artist and illustrator of "Alice in Wonderland," died.
In 1948, Czechoslovakian President Edvard Benes accepted the resignations of non-Communists from his cabinet. The Communists legally took control of the government in what was called the "February Coup."
In 1950, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca starred as "Your Show of Shows" premiered on NBC.
In 1956, in a sensational speech to the Communist Party Congress, Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalin as a demigod and tyrant.
In 1964, Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, became world heavyweight boxing champion for the first time after he knocked out Sonny Liston in Miami.
In 1972, the Soviet Union's Luna 20 spacecraft returned to Earth with samples of the moon's surface.
In 1983, Tennesee Williams, the U.S. playwright notable for "A Streetcar Named Desire," died.
In 1993, Kim Young-sam was sworn in as South Korea's first civilian president in 32 years.
In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish settler, massacred 43 Muslim worshippers at a Hebron mosque. He was beaten to death at the scene.
New York's landmark Empire State Building was the site of a fatal shooting Sunday. But that's not likely to stem the tide of people seeking to catch a glimpse of the view from its observation level. For those afraid of heights, however, there is the Manhattan Skyline Webcam. Camera's stationed on the Empire State's 77th floor provide real-time images of the Big Apple.
Holidays and more
Kuwait celebrates National Day/Liberation Days.
Surinam celebrates Revolution Day.
Author Anthony Burgess is 80.
Writer-producer Larry Gelbart of "M*A*S*H" fame is 69.
Actress Karen Grassle, who played Caroline Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie," is 53.
Diplomat Philip Habib is 77.
Former Beatle George Harrison is 54.
Basketball player Kurt Rambis is 39.
Talk-show host Sally Jessy Raphael is 54.
Singer Faron Young is 65.
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan