Tuesday, November 11, 1997
Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng is to visit Japan.
South Africa's South African Truth Commission plans a hearing
on the role of business under apartheid.
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher is to appear
before an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.
Direct Belgrade-Zagreb passenger trains are to
begin running again between Serbia and Croatia after a six-year break.
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard is scheduled to give
the fifth annual Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Asialink lecture.
On the horizon
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 are to cast their ballots in parliamentary elections.
On Saturday, November 15, Greenpeace is to hold conference on nuclear waste dump along Texas-Mexico border.
On Sunday, November 16, a special synod of Roman Catholic bishops from North and South America is to take place in Vatican City.
On this day
In 1500, France's King Louis XII and Ferdinand of Aragon signed secret Treaty of Granada for conquest and partition of Naples.
In 1606, a peace treaty was signed at Zeitva-Torok between Turks and Austrians.
In 1673, Poland's King John Sobieski defeated the Turks at Korzim,
In 1778, British forces took St. Lucia, West Indies, from the French.
In 1836, Chile declared war on Peru-Bolivia Federation.
In 1918, an armistice for World War I was signed between Allies and
In 1951, Juan Peron was elected for the second of three presidential
In 1964, food shortages in India provoked riots in Kerala State.
In 1965, Ian Smith declared Rhodesian independence, and Britain
said the regime was illegal.
In 1971, the U.S. Senate ratified a
treaty to return the island of Okinawa to Japan.
In 1972, the United States turned over its big base at Long Binh to
the South Vietnamese, symbolizing the end of direct U.S. participation in the
In 1973, Egypt and Israel signed a cease-fire agreement sponsored by the
United States, and began discussions to carry out the pact.
In 1975, Angola gained independence from the colonial ruler Portugal.
In 1987, Boris M. Yeltsin, who criticized what he called the slow pace
of Soviet reform, was removed as Moscow Communist Party chief.
In 1989, El Salvador rebels launched a major, three-week offensive
against right-wing government, as at least 400 people died in
In 1990, China told Saddam Hussein it will not veto a U.N.
Security Council resolution authorizing military action to force
Iraq out of Kuwait.
In 1991, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir vowed not to give up
In 1992, Israeli bombers raided an alleged Lebanese guerrilla base
in South Lebanon and officers ordered civilians in Israeli's north to
go to underground shelters.
In 1993, at least 15 people were killed and 47 injured after 52
vehicles, including six big-rig trucks, were involved in a blazing
pileup on a highway in western France.
In 1994, a 72-page manuscript of Leonardo da Vinci's scientific
diagrams and notes was sold at auction in New York for a record amount.
In 1995, in Sarajevo, U.N. soldiers marked the end of World War I,
and pledged to end Bosnia's conflict.
In 1996, Guatemalan President Alvaro Arzu announced a peace
agreement with the guerrilla movement to end 36 years of fighting.
Holidays and more
Angola celebrates its Independence Day.
Belgium and Tahiti mark Armistice Day.
It's Remembrance Day in Bermuda and Canada.
Bhutan marks the Birthday of H.M. Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
France, the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico celebrate Veterans Day.
It's Armistice Day in French Guiana, the French West Indies and New Caledonia.
Poland celebrates its Day of Independence.
Actress Bibi Andersson is 62.
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) is 57.
Actor Philip McKeon is 33.
Actress Demi Moore is 35.
Former Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is 52.
Novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is 75.
Comedian Jonathan Winters is 72.
Golfer Frank "Fuzzy" Zoeller is 46.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan