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Saturday, November 29, 1997

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  • "It's just like receiving a Christmas card from the president."

    -- Bill Codus

    Today's events

  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl for one-day talks at the presidential residence near Moscow.

  • Jim Bolger's term as New Zealand Prime Minister formally ends.

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    On the horizon

  • 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, December 2, NATO defense ministers meet in Brussels.

  • On Wednesday, December 3, the United Nations marks the International Day of Disabled Persons.

  • On Thursday, December 4, the English National Ballet will hold a special performance of "The Nutcracker" dedicated to patron Diana, Princess of Wales.

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    On this day

  • In 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.

  • In 1887, U.S. receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • In 1890, the first Army-Navy football game was held. Score: Navy 25, Army 0.

  • In 1929, Richard Byrd and crew flew over the South Pole.

  • In 1934, the Chicago Bears beat Detroit in the first NFL game broadcast nationally.

  • In 1944, Albania was liberated from Nazi control.

  • In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly allowed for a Jewish state in Palestine.

  • In 1963, Beatles released "I Want to Hold Your Hand.".

  • In 1975, Kilauea Volcano erupted in Hawaii.

  • In 1981, actress Natalie Wood drowned off Santa Catalina, California, at 43.

  • In 1986, actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at 82.

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    In 1926, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd was the first person to fly over the North Pole. Three years later, on this date, he made history again -- with the first flight over the South Pole.


    Holidays and more

  • It is Unity Day in Vanuatu.

  • Yugoslavia celebrates Day of the Republic.

  • French President Jacques Chirac is 65.

  • Author Madeleine L'Engle is 79.

  • Actress Diane Ladd is 65.

  • Actor Howie Mandel is 42.

  • Musician Chuck Mangione is 57.

  • Actor Andrew McCarthy is 35.

  • Actress Cathy Moriarty is 37.

  • Sportscaster Vin Scully is 70.

  • Comedian Garry Shandling is 48.

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

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