Tuesday, September 23, 1997
Japan and the United States are to expected to hold ministerial talks to review the 1978 bilateral defense guidelines in New York.
A parliamentary Speech from the Throne is scheduled to take place in Ottawa to set out the new Canadian government's priorities.
Austrian President Dr. Thomas Lestil is expected to visit Sweden.
The first NATO accession talks with Czech Republic are scheduled to be held in Brussels.
A three-day Environment Conference is expected to begin in Mexico City.
The rock band U2 is scheduled to hold a concert at Kosevo stadium in Sarajevo.
The international Conference on privacy, called "Privacy:
The New Frontier," is expected to begin in Montreal.
The British Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short is scheduled to visit Tokyo.
On the horizon
On Wednesday, September 24, the four-day World PC Expo '97 is scheduled to open in Chiba, Japan.
On Thursday, September 25, London Fashion Week is scheduled to kick off at the Natural History Museum.
On Friday, September 26, Qufu, China, is scheduled to host a festival celebrating the 2,548th anniversary of Confucius' birth.
On Saturday, September 27, and islandwide protest against the government removal of the base limit of the education, science and cultural affairs budgets is scheduled.
On Sunday, September 28, is the final day of the International Open Air Theater Festival '97 in Kwachon, South Korea, which began on September 6.
On this day
In 1122, Holy Roman Emperor Henry V renounced the right of
investiture in the Concordat of Worms, a struggle between the
empire and the papacy over the control of church offices.
In 1459, in the English Wars of the Roses, the Yorkists
defeated the Lancastrians at the Battle of Blore Heath.
In 1719, Liechtenstein became an independent principality
within the Holy Roman Empire.
In 1779, John Paul Jones aboard the "Bonhomme Richard"
defeated the British ship "Serapis" in an engagement in North
Sea waters off Flamborough Head during the War of the American Revolution.
In 1780, British agent John Andre was captured by the
Americans while carrying information that Benedict Arnold was
about to surrender West Point. Andre was hanged in October.
In 1803, British forces under Arthur Wellesley routed the army of the Sindhia of Gwalior at Assaye, India, in the second British-Mahratta War.
In 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived back from
the first return expedition to the U.S. Pacific coast; their
journey lasted two years and four months.
In 1846, German astronomer Johann Galle discovered the planet
In 1912, Silent film director Mack Sennett's first "Keystone
Cops" film was released, "Cohen Collects a Debt."
In 1932, Hijaz and Nejd and other districts were merged to
form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In 1940 the George Cross, the highest British civilian award
for acts of courage, was instituted.
In 1952, Rocky Marciano became world heavyweight boxing
champion when he knocked out champion Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 rounds in Philadelphia.
In 1956, Britain and France referred the Suez Canal dispute to the U.N. Security Council.
In 1972, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declared
martial law, aimed at tackling corruption, violence and
In 1973, Juan Peron and his wife Isabel were elected president and vice-president of Argentina.
In 1976, South Africa decided to allow multi-racial teams to
represent the country in international sport.
In 1982, Amin Gemayel was sworn in as Lebanon's new president, to replace his brother Bashir, who was killed in a bomb explosion.
In 1990, Swiss citizens voted to ban the construction of
nuclear power plants for the rest of the century but not to
abandon nuclear power altogether.
In 1991 - Armenia declared its independence from the Soviet
In 1992, General Le Duc Anh, Vietnam's top military man and a
powerful communist party official, was elected state president
by the national assembly.
In 1993, Australia's biggest city erupted in jubilation as
some 60,000 partygoers heard the live broadcast from Monte Carlo
that Sydney had been awarded the 2000 Olympic Games.
U2, one of the world's most popular bands, will perform in Sarajevo, a city still recovering from war in a country still split by ethnic hatred Tuesday. Listen to the a live webcast of the show!
Holidays and more
Japan celebrates Autumnal Equinox Day.
Actor Jason Alexander is 38.
Singer Ray Charles is 67.
Singer Julio Iglesias is 54.
Football player Tony Joseph Mandarich is 31.
Musician Les McCann is 62.
Golfer Larry Hogan Mize is 39.
Writer Mary Kay Place is 50.
Actor Mickey Rooney is 77.
Singer Bruce Springsteen is 48.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan