Sunday, March 8, 1998
The annual Screen Actors Guild awards will be presented in Los Angeles.
On the horizon
Monday, March 9, is the deadline for motions in Microsoft's appeal of an injunction restricting distribution of its browser program.
On Tuesday, March 10, the manslaughter trial of FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, charged in the death of white separatist Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, begins in Idaho.
On Wednesday, March 11, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for the Daytime Emmy Awards.
On Thursday, March 12, the first annual Europe Conference will be held in London.
Friday, March 13, is the deadline for Paula Jones' attorneys to respond to U.S. President Bill Clinton's move for dismissal of her sexual harassment suit.
On this day
In 1801, in the Napoleonic Wars, the British under Sir Ralph Abercromby took Aboukir Bay from defending French forces. More than 1,100 British died, including Abercromby.
In 1844, Charles XIV John, king of Sweden and Norway, died and was succeeded by his son Oscar I.
In 1849, in the United States, Thomas Ewing of Ohio was appointed by President Zachary Taylor as the first Secretary of the Interior Department.
In 1862, in the American Civil War, the Confederate frigate Merrimac under Captain Buchanan sank the Federal ship Cumberland in the Battle of Hampton Roads in Virginia.
In 1874, Millard Fillmore, 13th president of the United States, died. He was only the second vice president to succeed on the death of the incumbent president.
In 1879, Otto Hahn, German Nobel prize winner for chemistry (1944) and co-discoverer of nuclear fission, born.
In 1889, John Ericsson, Swedish-born U.S. ship designer and inventor of the first successful screw propeller, died.
In 1910, the Royal Aero Club issued the first British pilot's license to J.T.C Moore Brabazon.
In 1917, riots and strikes in St. Petersburg, Russia, marked the start of the February Revolution.
In 1921, following Germany's failure to pay reparations from World War I, French troops occupied Duesseldorf and other towns in the Ruhr.
In 1921, Spanish Prime Minister Eduardo Dato was assassinated by anarchists near his home in Madrid.
In 1930, William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States (1909-13), died. He was the first president to become Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1942, in World War II, the Japanese marched into Rangoon the day after it was evacuated by British forces.
In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the constitution.
In 1950, the Soviet Union claimed to be in possession of the atomic bomb.
In 1961, Sir Thomas Beecham, English conductor, died. He was founder of several British orchestras including the London Philharmonic. He was best known for his interpretations of Mozart and Sibelius.
In 1963, a group of officers led by Col. Ziad Hariri overthrew the Syrian government and established a National Council of Revolution.
In 1973, IRA car bombs exploded outside the Old Bailey courthouse and Scotland Yard police headquarters in London, killing one and injuring 238. On the same day, a referendum in Northern Ireland favored maintaining ties with the United Kingdom.
In 1978, Belgian millionaire Charles Bracht was kidnapped. His body was found on April 10.
In 1996, the U.N. flag was lowered to mark the end of the United Nations peacekeeping mandate in Rwanda.
Serb police have vowed to push ahead with their campaign against "terrorists" in the Kosovo province of Yugoslavia. Learn more about Kosovo by clicking
Holidays and more
It's International Women's Day throughout much of the world.
Singer Charley Pride is 60.
Actor Aidan Quinn ("Desperately Seeking Susan") is 39.
Actress Lynn Redgrave ("Georgy Girl") is 55.
Singer Mickey Dolenz ("I'm a Believer") is 53.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan