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Friday, November 21, 1997

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  • "Our priority right now is to get those U.N. inspectors back in."

    -- A senior Pentagon official

    Today's events

  • Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and other government leaders are to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of Okinawa's reversion to Japan.

  • Socialist Party Congress takes place in Brest, France.

  • The 38th International Film Festival is held in Salonica, Greece.

  • EU budget ministers meet in Brussels.

  • National Assembly session opens in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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    On the horizon

  • On Saturday, November 22, the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers' meeting is scheduled to open in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • On Sunday, November 23, presidential elections are to be held in Slovenia.

  • On Monday, November 24, Lea Rabin, widow of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and composer Marvin Hamlisch are to speak at the opening of 'Shalom Haver (Goodbye, Dear Friend),' an exhibition of artwork commemorating the late prime minister in Washington, D.C.

  • On Tuesday, November 25, the "Italy Today" exhibition is to open in Beijing.

  • On Wednesday, November 26, Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov is to travel to Colombia for an official state visit.

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    On this day

  • In 1783, Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis Francois Laurent d'Arlandes became the first men to fly when they ascended in a hot air ballon over Paris.

  • In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the Constitution.

  • In 1991, Gerard d'Aboville of France completed a four-month solo rowing journey across the Pacific Ocean.

  • In 1992, the Anglican Church of Australia voted to allow women to become ordained as priests.

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    Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey are in seventh heaven, after the successful delivery of their septuplets. Soon, they will have to focus on raising their seven bundles of joy. Get all sorts of parenting information on everything from correct eating habits to safe schools at Parents Place.


    Holidays and more

  • New Zealand marks its Provincial Anniversary.

  • Baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr. is 28.

  • Actress Goldie Hawn is 52.

  • Actor David Hemmings is 56.

  • Actor Laurence Luckenbill is 63.

  • Actress Lorna Luft is 45.

  • Actress Juliet Mills is 56.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer Stanley Frank is 77.

  • Actress Cynthia Rhodes is 41.

  • Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 34.

  • Actress Marlo Thomas is 59.

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

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