Saturday, November 15, 1997
A Greenpeace environmental group is scheduled to hold a conference on nuclear waste dump in Mexico City.
China will divert the Yangtze River as part of the Three Gorges hydropower project.
Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto leads a protest
rally against large-scale retrenchments in national banks and
other government departments.
On the horizon
On Sunday, November 16, a special synod of Roman Catholic bishops from North and South America is to take place in Vatican City.
On Monday, November 17, Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski is scheduled to visit China.
On Tuesday, November 18, the trial of two Palestinians, a Libyan and two Germans charged in connection with the 1986 bomb attack in the West Berlin discotheque that killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman, is to open in Berlin.
On Wednesday, November 19, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
attend a lunch given by the Lord Mayor of London to celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary.
On Thursday, November 20, Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
On this day
In 1881, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States and Canada was formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Five years later the organization became the American
Federation of Labor (AFL).
In 1926, 24 stations carried the first broadcast from the National Broadcasting Company.
In 1956, "Love Me Tender" - the first Elvis Presley film - premiered.
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Holidays and more
Brazil celebrates the Proclamation of the Republic.
Actor Ed Asner is 68.
Actress Beverly D'Angelo turns 43.
Actor Sam Waterston is 57.
Joseph Wapner, known as "People's Court" judge, is 78.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan