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Sunday, June 21, 1998
- A presidential runoff is scheduled to be held in Bogota, Colombia.
- On Monday, June 22, the 75th National Marbles Tournament begins in Wildwood, New Jersey.
- Tuesday, June 23, is the trial date for Christina Marie Riggs, accused
of killing her two children. She blames the murders on the trauma
she experienced as an emergency nurse in the aftermath of the 1995
Oklahoma City bombing.
- On Wednesday, June 24, the annual NAACP Legislative Report Card will be released in Washington.
- On Thursday, June 25, U.S. President Clinton is expected to leave on a trip to China.
- On Friday, June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral
arguments on whether three Secret Service employees can be forced
to testify in Monica Lewinsky investigation.
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- Today is Father's Day
- Summer begins today
- Actress Meredith Baxter ("Family Ties") is 51.
- Actor Michael Gross ("Family Ties") is 51.
- Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is 45.
- Actor Joe Flaherty ("SCTV") is 58.
- Prince William is 16
- Musician Nils Lofgren is 47
- Actress Maureen Stapleton ("Reds") is 73.
- Basketball player Derrick Coleman is 31.
- Actress Juliette Lewis ("Cape Fear") is 25.
- In 1377, King Edward III of England died. King from 1327, he
attempted to invade France in 1339 and 1340, thus setting off
the Hundred Years War. He was succeeded by his grandson, Richard
- In 1527, Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian statesman, diplomat and
writer, died. His most famous book "The Prince" summed up the
political machinations of his time.
- In 1788, New Hampshire was admitted to the Union as the ninth
- In 1791, In the early hours of the morning, King Louis XVI and
Queen Marie Antoinette attempted an escape from Paris but got
only as far as Varennes, where they were discovered and
- In 1813, Napoleon's brother Joseph, King of Spain, fled Madrid
and was defeated by Wellington at the battle of Vitoria. This
virtually ended the French presence in Spain.
- In 1834, American Cyrus H. McCormick obtained a patent for the
first practical reaper.
- In 1868, Richard Wagner's immense opera, "Die Meistersinger
von Nuernberg" was first performed in Munich.
- In 1887 Queen Victoria celebrated her golden jubilee marking
50 years on the British throne.
- In 1905, Jean Paul-Sartre, French existentialist philosopher,
novelist and playwright, born. He wrote "Being and
Nothingness" and jointly edited the monthly "Les Temps
Modernes" with Simone de Beauvoir.
- In 1908, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer died; best
known for his orchestral piece "Scheherazade" and the opera
"The Golden Cockerel" as well as his re-orchestration of
Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov."
- In 1940, future U.S. president Richard Nixon married Thelma
Catherine "Pat" Ryan in Riverside, California.
- In 1948 - Columbia Records introduced the first successful
long-playing records made of Vinylite plastic.
- In 1960, Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United
States agreed to provide for the creation of a Caribbean
organization for economic cooperation.
- In 1969, U.S. tennis player Maureen Connolly, known as Little
Mo, died. In 1953, she became the first woman to win the Grand
- In 1970, former Indonesian president Sukarno, founder of the
Indonesian Republic and president for 22 years, died.
- In 1970, Brazil beat Italy 4-1 in Mexico City to become world
soccer champions and win the Jules Rimet trophy for a record
- 1982, John Hinckley was found not guilty of the attempted
murder of U.S. President Reagan in 1981 by reason of insanity.
- In 1982, Prince William, first child of Princess Diana and
Prince Charles and second in line to the British throne, was born.
- In 1990, Hungary officially re-launched its stock exchange, 42
years after its closure by the Communist Party. The Budapest
stock exchange was the first Western-style securities exchange
in any Warsaw Pact country.
- In 1996, European Union leaders reached a deal with Britain to
tackle the crisis over "mad cow" disease; London agreed to
abandon its disruption of EU business.
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