Sunday, January 25, 1998
The Denver Broncos and defending champ Green Bay Packers battle it out
in Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego.
On the horizon
On Monday, January 26, European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels.
On Tuesday, January 27, President Clinton is to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress.
On Wednesday, January 28, the American Bar Association holds its midyear meeting in Nashville.
On Thursday, January 29, the 25th annual Conservative Political
Action Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia.
On Friday, January 30, International Olympics Committee executive board
meet in Nagano, Japan.
On this day
In 1327, Edward III acceded to the English throne after
Edward II was forcibly removed.
In 1533, King Henry VIII of England, defying Rome, married his
second wife Anne Boleyn.
In 1579, the Dutch Republic was founded with the signing of
the Union of Utrecht. Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland,
Friesland, Groningen and Overyssel signed the Union to defend
their rights against Spain.
In 1817, "La Cenerentola," or "Cinderella", a comic opera by
Gioacchino Rossini, was first performed in Rome.
In 1831, in Poland, the Diet declared independence thus
removing Tsar Nicholas from the throne.
In 1878, a Turkish steamer became the first ship to be sunk by
a torpedo fired from a Russian boat.
In 1919, the League of Nations, forerunner of the United Nations, was
In 1924, the first Winter Olympics began at Chamonix, France.
In 1935, Antonio Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese president 1976-86,
In 1942, in World War II, Thailand declared war on Britain and
the United States.
In 1947, Al Capone, best known U.S. gangster who dominated the
Chicago area, died. Indicted for tax evasion and imprisoned,
Capone was released in 1939.
In 1950, U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss was found
guilty of perjury after he had concealed his membership of the
In 1955, the Supreme Soviet officially ended the state of war
In 1961, in the United States, the first presidential news
conference that was televised live took place at the State
Department in Washington. President John Kennedy took 31 questions.
In 1969, the latest phase of Vietnam peace talks opened in
Paris with the Allies pushing for the restoration of the
demilitarized zone and the Communists for total withdrawal of
In 1971, in Uganda, army officers led by Idi Amin deposed
Milton Obote in a coup and named himself president.
In 1971, Charles Manson was found guilty of masterminding the
killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.
In 1975, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became president of Bangladesh
and established a one-party state.
In 1980, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr wins Iran's first presidential
election with 70 percent of the vote.
In 1983, China overturned the death sentence, imposed on this
day in 1981, on Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing.
In 1990, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to
a baby girl, the first time a sitting head of state has given
In 1991, the United States accused Iraq of deliberately pumping oil into
the Persian Gulf in what it called an act of environmental terrorism.
In 1994, Michael Jackson reached a multi-million dollar
settlement with a boy who had accused him of sexual molestation.
In 1995, a missile fired by Norway as part of a scientific
research program triggered an air defense alert in Russia.
In 1996, the Council of Europe parliamentary assembly voted to
admit Russia to the 38-nation body despite fierce criticism of
its military crackdown in Chechnya and its human rights record.
In 1997, Central African Republic's embattled president, his political rivals and army mutineers
signed a peace deal in Bangui to end an army mutiny and ethnic
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Holidays and more
Brazil marks Foundation Day
Aruba honors Commemoration Birthday of G. F. Croes
Former Philippines President Corazon Aquino is 75.
Former Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is 70.
NFL great Mark "Super" Duper is 39.
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 53.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan