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Monday, June 23, 1997

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  • "I don't think that group sex with mafia girls involving the justice minister is a private matter."

    -- Reporter Larisa Kislinskaya





    Today's events


  • The United Nations Earth Summit 2 opens in New York.

  • European Union economic and finance ministers meet in Luxembourg.

  • Greenpeace and key oil industry spokesmen hold a public debate on climate change and oil exploration in London.

  • The trial of Kim Hyun-chul, South Korean President Kim Young-sam's second son, on charges of taking bribes and evading taxes begins in Seoul.

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    On the horizon


  • On Tuesday, June 24, the three-day World Food Conference is scheduled to open in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • On Wednesday, June 25, ballgowns and evening dresses belonging to Britain's Princess Diana are to be auctioned in New York for the benefit of selected cancer and AIDS charities; the 80 gowns are expected to raise more than $6 million.

  • On Thursday, June 26, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is scheduled to visit Vietnam.

  • On Friday, June 27, Tajikistan's government and opposition leaders are due to sign a peace accord ending five years of civil war.

  • On Saturday, June 28, Taiwan independence supporters are scheduled to stage a "Say No to China" march in Taipei, opposing Beijing's call for unification.

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    On this day


  • In 1775, the first regatta was held in Thames, England.

  • In 1848, there was a bloody insurrection of workers in Paris.

  • In 1860, Congress established the Government Printing Office.

  • In 1860, the U.S. Secret Service was created.

  • In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was established.

  • In 1939, France turned over Sanjak of Alexandretta to Turkey.

  • In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

  • In 1985, an Air India jet crashed near Ireland, killing 329 people.

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    Newslink


    Today is a birthday of sorts for the U.S. Secret Service. The government agency formed to protect the president, among other things, is 137-years-old. Want to learn more? The agency's mission statement is available for browsing by clicking here.


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    Holidays and more


  • Today is Victory Day in Estonia.

  • It's Midsummer Eve in Latvia and Denmark.

  • Today is a National Holiday in Luxembourg.

  • It's Independence Day in Switzerland.

  • Actor Bryan Brown is 50.

  • Singer June Cash is 68.

  • Actor Ted Schackelford is 51.

  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 49.

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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan



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