Thursday, July 10, 1997
The International Congress on Environmental Law opens at the
University of Chile in Santiago.
U.S. President Bill Clinton begins a goodwill visit to Denmark.
As many as 100,000 field sports enthusiasts rally in London's Hyde Park to protest plans by the ruling Labour Party to ban fox-hunting.
On the horizon
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 the victory of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
On Sunday, July 13, the Great Circus Parade is scheduled to be held in
On Monday, July 14, a U.N. war crimes tribunal sentences
Bosnian Serb Dusan Tadic; he was convicted of war crimes in May.
On Tuesday, July 15, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh are scheduled to host a Golden wedding anniversary garden party at Buckingham Palace for 4,000 couples who were also married in 1947.
On this day
In 1460, in the Wars of the Roses, Richard of York defeated
King Henry VI at the battle of Northampton.
In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England after
the death of Edward VI; she ruled for only 10 days before being
imprisoned and replaced by Mary I.
In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state of the Union.
In 1940, World War II's Battle of Britain began when at
least 70 German bombers attacked the docks in south Wales.
In 1940, the French National Assembly gave plenary powers to the government of Marshal Petain.
In 1943, U.S. 7th and British 8th armies began the invasion of Sicily.
In 1962, Telstar, the first television telecommunications
satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, making possible the
first relaying of television programs across the Atlantic.
In 1973, the Bahamas attained full independence within the
Commonwealth, having been a British colony since 1783.
In 1985, one Greenpeace crew member died when the Greenpeace
ship Rainbow Warrior was blown up and sunk by French secret
agents in Auckland harbor in New Zealand.
In 1991, Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected President
of Russia, sealing communism's fate.
In 1992, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was
sentenced to 40 years in jail in the United States on drug-trafficking charges.
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Holidays and more
Today is Independence Day in the Bahamas .
It's a National Holiday in Mongolia.
Journalist David Brinkley is 77.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is 70.
Singer Arlo Guthrie is 50.
Actress Sue Lyon is 51.
Actor Lawrence Pressman is 58.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan