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Tuesday, November 11, 1997

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  • "I maintain what I said at my last sentencing: I am innocent."

    -- British au pair Louise Woodward

    Today's events

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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, Poland.

  • 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 Germany.

  • In 1951, Juan Peron was elected for the second of three presidential terms.

  • 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 Vietnam War.

  • 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 fighting.

  • 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 occupied territories.

  • 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.

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    Phan Thi Kim Phuc, the woman photographed as a child fleeing a napalm attack in the Vietnam War, was named a UNESCO goodwill ambassador Monday. Find out more about the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


    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.

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

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