Sunday, August 3, 1997
The annual induction ceremony at Baseball's Hall of Fame is takes place in Cooperstown, New York.
Mohammad Khatami is to be sworn in as president of Iran.
The second round rerun of Mali's chaotic April parliamentary elections take place; the original elections were annulled by the constitutional court.
Israel's Agriculture and Environment Minister Rafael
Eitan begins a visit to Vietnam.
On the horizon
On Monday, August 4, Los Angeles is scheduled to play San
Diego in the annual Baseball Hall of Fame game in
Cooperstown, New York.
On Tuesday, August 5, Franjo Tudjman is scheduled to be sworn in as Croatian President for another five-year term.
On Wednesday, August 6, the Solomon Islands hold national elections.
On Thursday, August 7, "Achievements and perspectives of the
Venezuelan Agenda," a conference, opens in Caracas.
On Friday, August 8, Prime Minister Goh Chok
Tong delivers his National Day address to the people of Singapore.
On this day
In 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail for "Cathay," but found the New World, from Palos, Spain.
In 1861, the pay of Army nurses was raised from $8 per month, plus one ration per day, to $12 per month; it had been $8 per month since 1777.
In 1900, Ernie Pyle was born; Pyle worked as a reporter and syndicated columnist, winning the Pulitzer Prize for his war reporting in 1944.
In 1902, Bourguiba Harib was born; Harib was Tunisia's first elected president.
In 1905, Maggie Kuhn was born; Kuhn founded the Gray Panthers organization to fight age discrimination.
In 1911, Charles I.D. Looff delivered what is now considered the classic carousel ride to the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk.
In 1989, the ABC news magazine "Primetime Live" debuted.
Today, America inducts the newest members into its baseball Hall of Fame. But did you know that Canada, too, has a baseball Hall of Fame? Visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for a look at the history of America's national pasttime, north of the border.
Holidays and more
Equatorial Guinea celebrates Armed Forces Day.
Guinea-Bissau celebrates Martyrs of Colonialism Day.
Niger celebrates Independence Day.
Singer Tony Bennett is 71.
Actor Steven Berkoff is 60.
Actor John McGinley is 38.
Actor Martin Sheen is 57.
Author Leon Uris is 73.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan