Tuesday, June 24, 1997
The three-day World Food Conference is scheduled to open in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is scheduled to conclude in San Francisco.
The World Book Fair begins in Singapore.
On the horizon
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
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.
On Sunday, June 29, Rome's 17th-century Villa Borghese museum, renowned for its
ancient sculpture, is scheduled to reopens to the public after 13 years of renovations.
On this day
In 1322, Jews were expelled from France.
In 1441, Eton College was founded by Henry VI.
In 1497, John Cabot claimed eastern Canada for England.
In 1509, Henry VIII was crowned King of England.
In 1793, the first republican constitution was adopted in France.
In 1861, Tennessee became the eleventh and last state to secede from the United States.
In 1901, the Jewish National Fund started.
In 1915, 800 people died as an excursion steamer capsized in Chicago.
In 1940, France signed an armistice with Italy during World War II.
In 1963, Zanzibar was granted internal self-government by Britain.
In 1986, the U.S. Senate approved "tax reform."
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Holidays and more
Today is St. John's Day in Andorra, Estonia, Lativia, Portugal and Spain.
It's St. Jean Baptiste Day and Discovery Day in Canada.
Today is Municipal Day in Macau.
It's the Anniversary of Currency, Promulgation Constitution, and the Day of Fishers in
Actress Nancy Allen is 47.
Filmmaker Claude Chabrol is 67.
Musician Mick Fleetwood is 55.
Actress Michele Lee is 55.
Actor Peter Weller is 50.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan