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Tuesday, June 24, 1997

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  • "Anything that happens in the market these days has to come out of left field. And this is out of left field."

    -- Trader Jack Baker

    Today's events

  • 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.

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    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 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.

  • 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.

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    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 Zaire.

  • 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.

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

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