Friday, July 11, 1997
President Bill Clinton is scheduled to make the first U.S. presidential visit to Romania in 20 years.
Hillary Clinton addresses the final day of the international women's conference "Vital Voices: Women in Democracy," in Vienna.
Amnesty International holds a news conference in London on
the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
South African President Nelson Mandela addresses Oxford University during private visit to Britain.
The Second International Congress Against Forced Disappearances and Human Rights opens in Bogota, Colombia.
On the horizon
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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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 Wednesday, July 16, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski visits Slovakia.
On this day
In 1533, Pope Clement VII threatened English King Henry VIII
with ex-communication if he did not resume his marriage to
Catherine of Aragon. It was annulled in May 1533 by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer.
In 1708, forces under England's Duke of Marlborough beat the French under Louis Vendome at the battle of Oudenarde in the war of Spanish Succession.
In 1804, Aaron Burr, a former vice-president of the United
States, killed former treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel over political rivalry and accusations.
In 1921, Mongolia declared its independence as a People's
In 1934, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first president to sail through the Panama Canal. He was on board the cruiser
USS Houston and was met at Balboa by President Harmodio Arias.
In 1940, Marshal Henri Petain was declared Chief of the French State in the wake of defeat by Nazi Germany and the resignation of President Lebrun.
In 1978, a liquid gas tanker exploded in the middle of a camp
site at San Carlos de la Rapita in Spain killing almost 200 people.
In 1979, the U.S. spaceship Skylab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and broke up after orbiting the Earth since 1973.
In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces shrugged off NATO air strikes to
overrun Srebrenica, a U.N.-declared "safe area," sending tens
of thousands of Muslims fleeing for their lives.
In 1996, the U.N. criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia
issued international arrest warrants against Bosnian Serb
leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and war crimes.
Amnesty International is one of the world's most widely recognized human rights organizations. The London-based international watchdog is set to release a report today on the conditions in Bosnia. Visit the Amnesty International On-Line page to take in their views at leisure.
Holidays and more
Kiribati celebrates Independence Day.
Literary critic Harold Bloom is 67.
Opera singer Nicolai Gedda is 72.
Pop singer Debbie Harry is 52.
Actor Tab Hunter is 66.
Actor Stephen Lang is 45.
Actor Mark Lester is 39.
Physicist Theodore Maiman is 70.
Singer Bonnie Pointer is 46.
Former boxer Leon Spinks is 44.
Actress Beverly Todd is 51.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan