Tuesday, July 22, 1997
The annual UNICEF report is scheduled to be issued
A festival honoring Lord Murugan, a god shared by both
Buddhists and Hindus, is scheduled to take place in
Kataragama, Sri Lanka.
The 51st Avignon Festival for performing arts continues in
On the horizon
On Wednesday, July 23, Laos and Burma are admitted to ASEAN
during a special ceremony held by the Asian trade group in
On Thursday, July 24, the ASEAN foreign ministers' annual
ministerial meeting takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
On Friday, July 25, the Gilroy Garlic Festival opens in
Gilroy, California, the "Garlic Capital of the World."
On Saturday, July 26, Syrian Prime Minister Mahmoud Zu'bi is
scheduled to visit Jakarta.
On Sunday, July 27, Japan's Democratic Party, led by Yukio
Hatomana and Naoto Kan, is scheduled to visit the U.S. for
talks with U.S. government officials and legislators on
On this day
In 1456, Hungarian Gen. Janos Hunyadi defeated the Turks
In 1515, the Congress of Vienna settled points at issue
between Poland and the Holy Roman Empire and the succession
to the Hungarian throne.
In 1691, the Anglo-Dutch army defeated the French at Aghrim,
In 1739, the Turks defeated troops of the Holy Roman Empire
at Crocyka, Yugoslavia, and threatened Belgrade.
In 1812, the Duke of Wellington defeated the French under
Marshal Marmont at the battle of Salamanca.
In 1917, Alexander Kerensky became prime minister of Russia,
taking over from Prince Lvov.
In 1933, Wiley Post, U.S. pioneer aviator, became the first
person to fly solo around the world, in seven days, 18 hours
and 49 minutes.
In 1934, U.S. bank robber and public enemy No. 1 John
Dillinger was shot dead by FBI agents outside Chicago's
Biograph Theater after 13 months on the run.
In 1943, U.S. forces liberated Palermo, Sicily.
In 1950, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian Liberal
statesman and three times prime minister, died.
In 1950, King Leopold III returned to Belgium after six years
In 1972, the European Economic Community and European
Free Trade Area agreed on a new free trade area linking the
two organizations, effective January 1, 1973.
In 1974, two days after invading Cyprus, Turkey accepted a
U.N. resolution on a cease-fire.
In 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca was jailed for life for the
attempted murder of Pope John Paul II.
In 1993, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa resigned as
president of the Liberal Democratic Party, taking the blame
for party's worst-ever election performance.
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Holidays and more
Today is the Martyrdom of the Hazrat in Afghanistan.
It's a Public Holiday in Botswana.
Today is Liberation Day in Gambia.
It's Somhlolo Day in Swaziland.
Actor Orson Bean is 69.
Actress Irene Bedard is 30.
Comedian Albert Brooks is 50.
Actor Willem Dafoe is 42.
Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta is 65.
Former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole is 74.
Actor Danny Glover is 50.
Musician Don Henley is 50.
Actor John Leguizamo is 32.
Singer Bobby Sherman is 52.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan