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Tuesday, July 8, 1997

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  • "The money takes care of itself. I just want to win tournaments."

    -- Tiger Woods

    Today's events

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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 impeachment.

  • 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.

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    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.

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

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