Tuesday, July 8, 1997
Baseball's All-Star game is scheduled to be played at the Cleveland stadium.
NATO is scheduled to hold a summit in Madrid designed to chart its course for
enlargement. Several central and eastern European counties will be asked to join.
A public memorial service is scheduled in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for longtime CBS
News correspondent Charles Kuralt.
On the horizon
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 Sunday, July 13, the Great Circus Parade is scheduled in Milwaukee.
On this day
In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.
In 1693, New York City authorized the first police uniforms in American colonies.
In 1709, Russia defeated Sweden in the Battle of Poltava.
In 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
In 1777, Vermont became the first state abolishing slavery.
In 1796, the United States State Department issued its first American passport.
In 1797, William Blount of Tennessee became the first U.S. senator to be expelled by
In 1870, Congress authorized the registration of trademarks.
In 1889, the Wall Street Journal began publishing.
In 1950, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of the United Nations
forces in Korea.
The world said good-bye Monday to legendary actor Jimmy Stewart. To find out more about his life and career, click here.
Holidays and more
Today is the First Sermon of Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
It's Carnival in St. Vincent and the Grenadine.
Today is Unity Day in Zambia.
TV executive Roone Arledge is 66.
Actor Kevin Bacon is 39.
Actress Kim Darby is 49.
Actress Anjelica Huston is 46.
Singer Steve Lawrence is 62.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor is 53.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan