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Monday, November 10, 1997

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  • "He often worked to help us come to know how big things are beyond our fragile sphere. He changed us in the way we think."

    -- Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," at a dedication to Carl Sagan.

    Today's events

  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

  • European Union foreign ministers are to meet in Brussels.

  • South African President Nelson Mandela and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are expected to participate at the Socialist International Council meeting in New Delhi.

  • National Nigerian summit on AIDS and how to prevent the spread of the disease is set to begin.

  • Nordic Council holds 49th session in Helsinki.

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    On the horizon

  • On Tuesday, November 11, Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng is scheduled to visit Japan.

  • On Wednesday, November 12, the trial of Theodore Kaczynski, suspect in so-called Unabomber case, is scheduled to begin in Sacramento, California.

  • On Thursday, November 13, European Union industry ministers are set to meet in Brussels.

  • On Friday, November 14, voters in Morocco cast their ballots in parliamentary elections.

  • On Saturday, November 15, Greenpeace is to hold conference on nuclear waste dump along Texas-Mexico border.

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    On this day

  • In 1483, Martin Luther, German religious reformer who began the Protestant Reformation, born.

  • In 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was authorized under authority of the Continental Congress.

  • In 1928, Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan. He had effectively become head of state and named Regent when his father became ill in 1920. He ruled until his death in 1989.

  • In 1942, buoyant after the desert victory at El Alamein, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

  • In 1960, Britain and Romania signed a financial agreement providing for final settlement of British claims arising from their 1947 peace treaty.

  • In 1964, Kenya became a one-party state by consent.

  • In 1989, Bulgarian leader Todor Zhikov stepped down as Communist Party chief and head of state after 35 years in power.

  • In 1990, veteran socialist leader Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India's new prime minister at the head of its second minority government in less than a year.

  • In 1995, President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia initialled an agreement shoring up their federation in the first breakthrough of U.S.-led talks aimed at ending four years of war in the former Yugoslavia.

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    Scientists and fans on Sunday dedicated the Carl Sagan Planet Walk, a model universe that stretches more than three-quarters of a mile through downtown Ithaca, New York, where the late astronomer and physicist lived and taught at Cornell University. Surf with Sagan at The Dr. Carl Sagan Honorary Site .


    Holidays and more

  • Bolivia marks Local Holiday

  • It's Remembrance Day in Cayman Islands.

  • Panama celebrates Independence Day

  • Mozambique marks City Day

  • Popular children's show, "Sesame Street," priemered on November 10, 1969.

  • Actress MacKenzie Phillips is 38.

  • Actor and Native American rights activist Russell Means is 57.

  • Lyricist Tim Rice is 53.

  • Singer Donna Fargo is 48.

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

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