Wednesday, January 7, 1998
Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan is tentatively scheduled to visit Israel and
On the horizon
On Thursday, January 8, the International Winter Consumer
Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas.
On Friday, January 9, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is
to arrive in Tokyo for a state visit, the first such trip by
a British leader in four years.
On Saturday, January 10, Harvard's JFK School of Government
holds a Russian investment symposium with top figures from
IMF, Russian government and global corporations.
On Sunday, January 11, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien
On Monday, January 12, the European Parliament holds a plenary
On this day
In 1610, Galileo discovered the 4 major moons of Jupiter.
In 1714, the typewriter was patented.
In 1782, the first commercial bank opened in the United States.
In 1785, the first balloon flight across the English Channel took place.
In 1789, the first national presidental election in the U.S. was held.
In 1896, Fanny Farmer published her first cookbook.
In 1929, "Tarzan," one of the first adventure comic strips, appeared.
In 1967, the TV Show "The Newlywed Game" premiered.
In 1982, the Islanders' Bryan Trottier had his 10th career hat trick.
In 1989, Japanese Emperor Hirohito died.
The nominations for the 40th annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. Was your favorite on the list? Check the official Grammy site and find out.
Holidays and more
Belarus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Yugoslavia celebrate Christmas on this day.
It is Easrer Day in Sudan.
Actor Nicolas Cage is 34.
TV show host Katie Couric is 41.
Actress Erin Gray is 46.
Singer Kenny Loggins is 50.
Actress Terry Moore is 69.
Journalist and publisher Jann Wenner is 51.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan