Thursday, May 14, 1998
The final episode of "Seinfeld" will air on NBC.
U.S. President Clinton travels to Eisenach, Germany, and then to Birmingham, England.
The casket containing the remains of a serviceman from the Vietnam War is to be removed from a crypt within the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery to undergo identification tests.
Whitewater figure Susan McDougal will be arraigned in Little Rock, Arkansas.
On the horizon
On Friday, May 15, the presentation of the annual Daytime Emmy Awards is to be held. For the 18th time, "All My Children" actress Susan Lucci has been nominated for best actress.
On Saturday, May 16, it's the running of the Preakness, the second in horse-racing's Triple Crown.
On Sunday, May 17, the National Basketball Association draft lottery takes place.
On Monday, May 18, the annual meeting of the Socialist International will be held in Norway.
On Tuesday, May 19, the National Geography Bee finals will be held in Washington.
On this day
In 649, Theodore I ended his reign as Catholic Pope.
In 1264, the Baron's War was fought in England.
In 1796, the first smallpox inoculation was administered by Edward Jenner.
In 1804, Lewis & Clark set out from St. Louis for the Pacific Coast.
In 1811, Paraguay gained independence from Spain.
In 1904, the first Olympics in the United States were held St. Louis.
In 1940, the Netherlands surrendered to Germany.
In 1955, the Warsaw Pact was formed.
In 1962, Princess Sophia of Greece wedded Don Juan Carlos of Spain.
In 1973, the first Space Station, Skylab, was launched.
In 1990, the Dow Jones industrial average hit a record 2,821.53 points.
Well, tonight's the night -- "Seinfeld" goes out on a high note. If you just can't get enough, check out the official Seinfeld site for a fix.
Today is the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer.
Musician Jack Bruce is 55.
Singer David Byrne of the Talking Heads is 46.
Actress Meg Foster ("Cagney & Lacey") is 50.
Filmmaker George Lucas ("Star Wars") is 54.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan