Saturday, July 12, 1997
U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen meets with Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma in Kiev.
The Orange Order is scheduled to march across Northern Ireland to commemorate the victory of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
A group of "comfort women" from World War II stage protest at
the Japanese embassy in Manila.
The Love Parade, a giant techno party, is expected to
attract one million young people in Berlin.
On the horizon
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 Thursday, July 17, the announcement of the Akutagawa and Naoki novel prizes takes place in Tokyo.
On this day
In 1787, the Northwest Ordinance was passed, setting the governance of the territory north of the Ohio River.
In 1863, Mary E. Woolley, the first woman to graduate from Brown University, was born.
In 1909, comedian Curly Joe DeRita of the Three Stooges was born; he joined the comedy team in 1959 after Joe Besser left the group.
In 1970, Arthur Fiedler took the Boston Pops Orchestra to television when PBS began broadcasting the group's concerts.
In 1976, the long-running TV gameshow "Family Feud" premiered on America's airwaves with Richard Dawson as the show's host.
In 1979, the Republic of Kiribati achieved independence.
In 1985, the two Live Aid concerts were held in London and Philadelphia to benefit African famine relief; nearly $100 million was raised by the televised events.
In 1994, Germany's Constitutional Court lifted the ban on use of German troops for combat missions outside of the country.
For the young and Euro-hip, there is not better place to be today than in Berlin for the annual Love Parade. Since not everyone can be there, thoughtful people involved in the world's biggest techno-party have provided several Web sites devoted to the event. The Official Love Parade Server is a good place to start.
Holidays and more
Malaysia celebrates Yang DiPertua Negeri's Birthday.
Sao Tome and Principe celebrate the Anniversary of National Independence.
Pianist Van Cliburn is 63.
Comedian Bill Cosby is 59.
Singer Christine McVie is 54.
Actress Denise Nicholas is 52.
Actor Jamey Sheridan is 46.
Weight-loss guru Richard Simmons is 49.
Former General Motors Chairman Roger Smith is 72.
Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 26.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan