Monday, December 22, 1997
U.S. President Bill Clinton and defeated presidential candidate Bob Dole are to arrive in Bosnia to boost morale among
American troops away from home during the holiday season.
The Progress M-37 cargo ship is scheduled to dock with Mir space station.
On the horizon
On Tuesday, December 23, the National Menorah will be lit in
On Wednesday, December 24, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah
On Thursday, December 25, much of the world celebrates Christmas.
On Friday, December 26, one of the busiest U.S. shopping days of the year begins with consumers rushing to grab after-Christmas
On this day
In 1772 Moravian missionaries begin construction of the first schoolhouse west of the Allegheny Mountains,
at Schoenbrunn, Pennsylvania.
In 1783, George Washington resigns his military commission.
In 1850, Hawaiian Post Office established.
In 1895, the United States Golf Association is formed.
In 1937, New York's Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic.
In 1964, Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 2,206 mph (3,530 kph), a record for a jet.
In 1984, Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 teen-agers on a subway train in New York.
With 1998 looming like a cool cat, CNN Interactive doles out its What's In, what's Out list.
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Holidays and more
Actress Barbara Billingsley is 75.
Baseball legend Steve Carlton is 53.
Journalist Diane Sawyer is 51.
Lady Bird Johnson is 85.
Actor Hector Elizondo is 61.
Former baseball star Steve Garvey is 49.
Golfer Jan Stephenson is 46.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan