Monday, March 9, 1998
Today is the deadline for motions in Microsoft's
appeal of an injunction restricting distribution of its
On the horizon
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 Saturday, March 14, conservative Republicans, lead by Rep. Bob Barr (R-Georgia), hold the National Town Hall Meeting on Impeachment to discuss allegations of misconduct against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
On this day
In 1074, Pope Gregory VII declared all married Roman Catholic priests to be excommunicated.
In 1454, Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer who made many voyages to the New World, born. The name of the continent of America was derived from his name.
In 1566, David Riccio, private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in a coup attempt by Mary's husband Henry.
In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution.
In 1831, the French Foreign Legion was founded by King Louis Philippe with its headquarters in Algeria.
In 1846, the First Sikh war ended when Kashmir was ceded to the British East India Company by the Treaty of Lahore.
In 1864, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was appointed commander-in-chief of the Union armies during the American Civil War.
In 1888, Wilhelm I, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia from 1861, died. He was succeeded by Frederick III.
In 1916, Germany declared war on Portugal on grounds that Portugal had seized German shipping in Portuguese harbors.
In 1932, Emperor Pu Yi, who had abdicated the Chinese throne in 1912, was installed as president of Japanese-controlled Manchuria.
In 1942, after the surrender of Allied forces in Indonesia, the Japanese finally took Java after much jungle fighting.
In 1943, Bobby Fischer, world chess champion, born. In 1972 he became the first American to win the world chess championship when he beat Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union in Reykjavik.
In 1945, the U.S. 1st Army captured Bonn.
In 1956, Archbishop Makarios, suspected of terrorism by the British, was deported from Cyprus to the Seychelles.
In 1970, a week after Rhodesia became a self-styled republic, the United States announced it was to close its consulate in Salisbury.
In 1976, 42 people died in Cavalese in the world's worst cable car disaster; one teen-age girl survived.
In 1991, Yugoslavia deployed tanks in Belgrade after bloody clashes between riot police and tens of thousands of anti-Communist protesters.
In 1992, former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin died. Once a member of the Irgun Zvai Leumi resistance group and a hardliner concerning the Arabs, he won the Nobel peace prize in 1978 for his part in the Camp David settlement with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
In 1994, Spanish actor Fernando Rey, who starred in "The French Connection" and the films of Luis Bunuel, died at the age of 76.
In 1995, U.S. President Bill Clinton approved a visa for Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams to enter the United States.
In 1996, George Burns, one of America's best loved and most enduring entertainers, died less than two months after celebrating his 100th birthday.
Comedy Central's "South Park" is making waves across the globe thanks to its quirky plots, four foul-mouthed third-graders and a town full of weirdos. Take an online tour at South Park online.
Holidays and more
Australia marks Labor Day
It's Baron Bliss Day in Belize.
Canada, the British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar honor Commonwealth Day.
New Zealand marks the Provincial Anniversary.
World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer is 55.
Singer-Musician Mickey Gilley ("Stand by Me") is 62.
Actor Emmanuel Lewis ("Webster") is 27.
Baseball star Benito Santiago is 33.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan