Sunday, November 16, 1997
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations in the U.S. and Canada in Indianapolis.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) economic conference is scheduled to begin in Doha, Qatar.
Hungary is set to hold a referendum on NATO membership.
A special synod of Roman Catholic bishops from North and South America is to take place in Vatican City.
On the horizon
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, which is Thursday.
On Friday, November 21, Japan's Prime Minister Hashimoto, other government leaders and ambassadors are to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to the Japanese.
On this day
In 1272, King Henry III of England, who had ruled since 1216, died and was succeeded by his son Edward I.
In 1918, after the break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Hungary was proclaimed an independent republic.
In 1965, the Soviet Union launched its Venus III spacecraft en route to Venus. It arrived in March 1966; the first spacecraft to land on another planet.
Learn about the government, politics and civil society of modern Iraq from Harvard University's Iraq Research and Documentation Project, a multimedia database system that includes official documents, maps, important articles, reports and photographs as well as other images.
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Holidays and more
It's Flag Day in the Netherlands Antilles.
Actress Lisa Bonet turns 32.
Baseball player Dwight Eugene Gooden is 33.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan