Thursday, November 27, 1997
European Union budget ministers are to meet in
The International Press Institute and the European
Newspaper Publishers' Association hold a joint conference on
"The future of Europe."
ASEAN congress on media law and policies convenes in Kuala
On the horizon
On Friday, November 28, leading European media are to hold a
joint conference to discuss the future of Europe.
On Saturday, November 29, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is
to meet with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for one-day talks
at the presidential residence near Moscow.
On Sunday, November 30, a nationwide census will be taken in
On Monday, December 1, an international conference on
climate control convenes in Kyoto, Japan.
On Tuesday, Decemeber 2, NATO defense ministers meet in
On this day
In 8 BC, the Latin poet Horace, Quintus Horatius Flaccus,
died. He composed his "Satires" in 35 BC and the three books
of "Odes" in 19 BC.
In 1701, Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. Inventor of the
Celsius temperature scale and the Celsius thermometer, he
became professor of astronomy at the University of Uppsala
In 1919, the Treaty of Neuilly was signed between the
victors of World War I and Bulgaria.
In 1940, in Romania, the pro-Nazi Iron Guard slaughtered
more than 60 aides of the exiled king, including former Prime
Minister Nicolae Jorga.
In 1942, the German army entered Toulon and the French fleet
anchored there was scuttled by its own crews.
In 1942, Jimi Hendrix, U.S. guitarist, singer and
songwriter, was born.
In 1967, French President Charles de Gaulle ruled out
negotiations for an early British entry into the European
In 1975, Ross McWhirter, co-editor and compiler of the
Guinness Book of World Records, was shot dead by Irish
Republican Army gunmen at his home.
In 1978, Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda resigned after
defeat in a party poll.
In 1983, a Colombian Boeing 747 of Avianca Airlines crashed
near Barajas Airport in Madrid, killing 181 people.
In 1989, a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 was
destroyed on an internal flight by a mid-air explosion
possibly caused by a bomb; all 107 aboard were killed.
In 1990, Britain's ruling Conservative Party chose John
Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as party leader and prime
In 1992, the Venezuelan government quashed a coup attempt by
rebel soldiers in which up to 50 people were killed,
hundreds wounded and the presidential palace bombed.
In 1996, Robert McCloskey, the U.S. government's main
spokesman during the Vietnam War, died after a long illness.
Most Americans will sit down today to celebrate Thanksgiving
with a turkey dinner, some football and a parade or two.
Venture back in time to see how the pilgrims spent their
first years here with a virtual tour of
Holidays and more
The United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands celebrate Thanksgiving.
TV personality Buffalo Bob Smith is 80.
Actress Robin Givens is 33.
Singer Eddie Rabbitt is 53.
Author Gail Sheehy is 60.
Actor Fisher Stevens is 34.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan