Sunday, November 30, 1997
A nationwide census will be taken in Turkey.
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
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
Exhibition and Conference is set to begin in Beijing.
On this day
In 30 B.C., Cleopatra died.
In 1864, the U.S. Civil War Battle of Franklin, Tennessee,
In 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland over a border
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.
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
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.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan