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Thursday, November 27, 1997

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  • "I'm going to Jersey this weekend. Gonna eat some turkey, maybe rent a few movies. Hopefully, come Monday when the regular guards are back on duty, I'll be back in my cell and no one the wiser."

    -- Aaron Neptune

    Today's events

  • European Union budget ministers are to meet in Brussels.

  • 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 Lumour.

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    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 Turkey.

  • On Monday, December 1, an international conference on climate control convenes in Kyoto, Japan.

  • On Tuesday, Decemeber 2, NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels.

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    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 1730.

  • 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 Common Market.

  • 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 minister.

  • 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.

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    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 Plymouth Plantation.


    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.

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

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