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Monday, December 22, 1997

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  • "We hope to pursue this in diplomatic channels and see if we can't exhaust all reasonable opportunities to do that."

    -- Defense Secretary William Cohen" on the current standoff with Iraq.

    Today's events

  • 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.

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    On the horizon

  • On Tuesday, December 23, the National Menorah will be lit in Washington, D.C.

  • On Wednesday, December 24, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins.

  • 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 bargains.

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    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.

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    With 1998 looming like a cool cat, CNN Interactive doles out its What's In, what's Out list. Are you hip?


    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.

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

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