Friday, March 27, 1998
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan is scheduled to visit Russia.
On the horizon
On Saturday, March 28, the 1998 World Conference of the Reorganized Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens in Independence, Missouri.
On Sunday, March 29, a concert kicks off weeklong events marking the 30th
anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis,
On Monday, March 30, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether discrimination
against HIV-positive people violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Tuesday, March 31, the major-league baseball season opens.
Wednesday, April 1, is April Fool's Day.
On this day
In 1625, Charles I, king of England, Scotland and Ireland, ascends to throne.
In 1794, Congress authorizes the U.S. president to provide a navy.
In 1802, Pallas (asteroid) is discovered by Heinrich Olbers.
In 1836, the first Mormon temple dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio.
In 1841, the first U.S. steam fire engine tested in New York City.
In 1855, Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
In 1861, black demonstrators in Charleston, South Carolina, stage ride-ins on
In 1866, President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th
In 1917, the Seattle Metropolitans becomes the first U.S. hockey team to win
the Stanley Cup.
In 1933, the Farm Credit Administration is authorized.
In 1941, Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to United States for 99 years.
In 1944, 1,000 Jews leave France for Auschwitz concentration camp.
In 1945, Gen. Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western front broken.
In 1952, Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, begins releasing records.
In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet premier and first secretary of the
In 1964, the most violent quake (8.3) in North America strikes Anchorage,
In 1977, 570 people killed when two planes collide on ground in Canary Islands.
In 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington state becomes active after 123 years.
Photographer Neil Garcia documented the life of a homeless man in a photo project, Charlie: A Photo Essay. Check it out.
Holidays and more
Today is Resistance Day in Burma.
Singer Mariah Carey ("Butterfly") is 28.
Actor Austin Pendleton ("Guarding Tess") is 58.
Actress Maria Schneider ("Last Tango in Paris") is 46.
Director Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") is 35.
Actor Michael York ("Cabaret") is 56.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan