Monday, July 7, 1997
Kim Hyun-chul, South Korean President Kim
Young-sam's second son, is scheduled to go on trial on
bribery and tax evasion charges in Seoul.
The Asia-Pacific seminar on global warming is scheduled to begin in Yamanashi, Japan.
EU economic and finance ministers are scheduled to meet in Brussels to hold talks with
Central and East European countries.
Funeral services are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles for the late actor Jimmy Stewart.
On the horizon
On Tuesday, July 8, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is
scheduled to meet to decide how to punish Mike Tyson for
biting a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's ear during the June
28 heavyweight championship match.
On Wednesday, July 9, Ecuadorian president Fabian Alarcon meets Colombian president
Ernesto Samper on their border to discuss strained bilateral relations.
On Thursday, July 10, the International Congress on Environmental Law opens at the
University of Chile in Santiago.
On Friday, July 11, President Bill Clinton is scheduled to make the first U.S. presidential
visit to Romania in 20 years.
On Saturday, July 12, the Orange Order is scheduled to march across Northern Ireland to
commemorate victory in Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
On this day
In 1307, King Edward I of England died on his way north to
subdue a rebellion in Scotland; he was succeeded by Edward II.
In 1807, the first of the Treaties of Tilsit was signed, under
which France and Russia became allies and divided Europe between
In 1846, Commander J.D. Sloat of the U.S. Navy raised the American
flag in Monterey, proclaiming U.S. citizenship for California.
In 1937, following the setting up of a commission to investigate the mandate in Palestine,
the Peel Report was published in Britain. It recommended that there should be
separate Arab and Jewish states.
In 1941, President Roosevelt announced that U.S. forces had
landed in Iceland to prevent a Nazi invasion.
In 1952, the liner United States made the fastest-ever crossing of the Atlantic, on her
In 1978, the Solomon Islands gained independence from Britain.
In 1981, President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to
become a Supreme Court justice; she became the first woman
member of the Supreme Court in September.
In 1991, a republic movement backed by more than 100 prominent
Australians was formally launched.
In 1994, Northern Yemeni forces gained total control of their
southern foe's last bastion, Aden, crushing a bid to recreate an
independent state; fleeing southern leaders vowed to continue
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Holidays and more
Today is Orangemen's Day in Canada.
It's Constitution Day in the Cayman Islands.
Today is Caribbean Day in Guyana.
It's Independence Day in the Solomon Islands.
It's Caricom Day in St. Vincent and the Grenadine.
Today is the Saba Saba observance in Tanzania.
It's Unity Factory Day in Yemen.
Today is the People's Uprising Day in Yugoslavia.
It's Heroes Day in Zambia.
Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin is 75.
Actress Shelley Duvall is 48.
Composer Doc Severinsen is 70.
Drummer Ringo Starr is 57.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan