Saturday, April 11, 1998
Russian President Boris Yeltsin travels to Japan.
Russian cosmonauts on the Mir space station are scheduled to make another spacewalk for additional repair work.
On the horizon
Sunday, April 12, is Easter Sunday.
Monday, April 13, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund spring meeting begins.
On Tuesday, April 14, the winners of the 1998 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced.
On Wednesday, April 15, income tax returns must be postmarked in the United States.
On Thursday, April 16, space shuttle Columbia is scheduled to launch on a nearly 17-day Neurolab mission.
On this day
In 672, Deusdedit III began his reign as Catholic pope.
In 1814, Napoleon is exiled to Elba.
In 1862, rebels surrender Ft. Pulaski during the U.S. Civil War.
In 1876, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized.
In 1898, U.S. President William McKinley asked for the Spanish-American War declaration.
In 1914, George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" premieres.
In 1921, Iowa imposed the first state cigarette tax.
In 1941, Germany blitzed Conventry, England.
In 1942, the Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines was authorized.
In 1945, U.S. soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald.
In 1951, U.S. President Harry Truman fired Gen. Douglas McArthur.
In 1956, singer Nat King Cole was attacked on stage in Birmingham, Alabama.
In 1965, 40 tornadoes struck the U.S. Midwest, killing 272 people and injuring 5,000.
In 1965, Jack Nicklaus scored a then-record 271 in his second Masters win.
In 1966, Emmett Ashford became the first African-American major league umpire.
In 1966, Jack Nicklaus becomes the first man to win consecutive Masters.
In 1968, U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson signed the 1968 Civil Rights Act.
In 1970, Apollo 13 was launched to the moon; unable to land, it returned in 6 days.
In 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was overthrown.
In 1986, Halley's Comet made its closest approach to Earth.
In 1991, the U.N. Security Council issued a formal cease-fire with Iraq declaration.
Jews around the world observe Passover today.
Today is Holy Saturday in the Christian religion.
Liberia observes National Fast and Prayer Day.
Fashion designer Oleg Cassini is 85.
Actor Joel Grey ("Caberet") is 66.
Actor Bill Irwin is 48.
Actress Louise Lasser ("Mart Hartman, Mary Hartman") is 59.
Actor Peter Riegert ("Local Hero") is 51.
Baseball player Bret Saberhagen is 34.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan