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Saturday, July 12, 1997

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  • "The diplomatic critics would say, 'Hey, Tony, you have little chance of landing safely.' The more vocal would say, 'Stop this project now.' Now that it's a major success, I think back, and it's a wonderful feeling to recall some of the conversations with these so-called experts that told us 'Hey, you don't have any chance.'"

    -- Pathfinder project manager Anthony Spear

    Today's events

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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