Saturday, April 25, 1998
Pope John Paul II plans to fast in solidarity with famine victims in North Korea.
On the horizon
Sunday, April 26, is the 12th anniversary of the Chernobyl
On Monday, April 27, the American Women in Radio and Television annual awards ceremony is held in New York.
On Tuesday, April 28, oral arguments in convicted Oklahoma City
bomber Timothy McVeigh's appeal are scheduled to start.
On Wednesday, April 29, a hearing for the boys accused in the Jonesboro, Arkansas, school shootings will be held.
Thursday, April 30, is the official date of the 50th anniversary of Israel.
On this day
In 1859, ground was broken for the Suez Canal.
In 1867, Tokyo was opened for international trade.
In 1876, the Chicago Cubs held their first National League game, beating Louisville 4-0.
In 1898, the United States declared war on Spain.
In 1901, New York became the first state to require auto license plates.
In 1938, the first seeing eye dog was used.
In 1945, the last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany occured.
In 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany, on the Elbe River.
In 1950, Chuck Cooper became the first black man to play in the NBA.
In 1952, the American Bowling Congress approved the use of an automatic pinsetter.
In 1956, Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" went No. 1.
In 1961, an unmanned Mercury test rocket exploded on its launch pad.
In 1967, Britain granted internal self-government to Swaziland.
In 1974, dictator Antonio Salazar was overthrown in Portugal.
In 1978, the Phillie Phanatic made his first appearance.
In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that pension plans can't require women to pay more.
In 1982, in accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawl.
In 1990, the Hubble space telescope was placed into orbit by the shuttle Discovery.
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Portugal marks Revolution Day.
Italy celebrates Liberation Day.
It is Flag Day in Swaziland.
Actor Jeffrey De Munn ("Ragtime") is 51.
Director Paul Mazursky ("An Unmarried Woman") is 68.
Actor Al Pacino ("The Godfather") is 58.
Actress Talia Shire ("The Godfather") is 52.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan