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Sunday, November 30, 1997

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  • "Coaching is the most rewarding profession and no man is too good to coach America's youth."

    -- Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, who coached his final game Saturday after 56 years at the helm.

    Today's events

  • A nationwide census will be taken in Turkey.

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    On the horizon

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

  • On Tuesday, December 2, NATO defense ministers are to 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.

  • On Friday, December 5, the 5th China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference is set to begin in Beijing.

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    On this day

  • In 30 B.C., Cleopatra died.

  • In 1864, the U.S. Civil War Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, took place.

  • In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland over a border dispute.

  • In 1947, only one day after the United Nations decrees Israel's right to exist, Jewish settlements are attacked.

  • In 1954, the first meteorite known to have struck a woman lands in Sylacauga, Alabama.

  • In 1958, the first guided missile destroyer launched, the Dewey, in Bath, Maine.

  • In 1964, USSR launches Zond 2 toward Mars.

  • In 1966, Barbados gains independence from Britain.

  • In 1967, Yemen, then Aden, gains independence from Britain.

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    About 2,500 couples from all over the world gathered in a packed stadium Saturday morning, as the Rev. Sun Myung Moon blessed their marriages, many of which he arranged himself. For more on Moon and his followers, check out The Unification Church.


    Holidays and more

  • Philippines marks Bonifacio Day.

  • Yemen celebrates Independence Day.

  • Yugoslavia honors the Day of the Republic

  • It's Benin National Day

  • Entertainer Dick Clark is 68.

  • Rocker Billy Idol turns 42.

  • Actor Richard Crenna is 70.

  • Singer Des'ree is 27.

  • Actor Robert Guillaume turns 70.

  • Athlete Bo Jackson is 35.

  • Actor Mandy Patinkin is 45.

  • Singer Paul Stookey is 60.

  • Watergate participant G. Gordon Liddy is 67.

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

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