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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Monday, June 29, 1998

quote   We're on a high, definitely a high.

-- Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel after his team routed Nigeria 4-1 in the World Cup

  quote

today's events

  • The United Auto Workers holds its triennial constitutional convention in Las Vegas.


on the horizon

  • On Tuesday, June 30, President Clinton is to meet with community leaders from the Shanghai area, including the Chinese city's mayor.

  • On Wednesday, July 1, the family of Princess Diana is scheduled to open to the public her childhood home and burial site in England.

  • On Thursday, July 2, University of Pittsburgh physics professor David Willey will try to set a new distance record for walking on hot coals.

  • On Friday, July 3, U.S. President Bill Clinton is to address business and local leaders of Hong Kong and hold a news conference before returning to Washington.

  • On Saturday, July 4, fireworks displays throughout much of the United States light up the skies to mark American Independence.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

Follow U.S. President Bill Clinton's historic trip to China at the United States Information Agency's official site.

  • The Seychelles Islands mark Independence Day.
  • The Vatican, Rome, Chile, Peru and Colombia observe Saints Peter and Paul's Day.
  • Ukraine marks Constitution Day observance.
  • Tahiti observes Independence Day.
  • Actor Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story) is 54.
  • Elizabeth Dole is 62.
  • Former baseballer Pedro Guerrero is 42.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew is 62.


on this day

  • In 1613, the original Globe Theater in London burned down during the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.

  • In 1855, the Daily Telegraph was first published in London.

  • In 1868, the British news agency the Press Association was founded.

  • In 1880, the Pacific island of Otaheite, now better known as Tahiti, was formally annexed by France, having been a French protectorate since 1842.

  • In 1916, Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death for conspiracy with Germany.

  • In 1943, Germany began to withdraw its U-Boats from the North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe; U.S. forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea.

  • In 1966, U.S. planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time in the Vietnam war.

  • In 1967, Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jayne Palmer), the U.S. film actress, was decapitated in a car crash near New Orleans.

  • In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was contrary to the constitution.

  • In 1974, Isabel Peron was sworn in as president of Argentina, taking over from her husband Juan Peron who became ill.

  • In 1978, Vietnam became the 10th member of COMECON.

  • In 1980, Vigdis Finnbogadotir was elected Iceland's president, Europe's first democratically elected woman Head of State.

  • In 1981, Hu Yaobang succeeded Hua Guofeng as Chinese Communist Party chairman.

  • In 1990, Lithuania suspended its declaration of independence for 100 days, pending sovereignty talks with Moscow.

  • In 1992, Algerian head of state Mohamed Boudiaf was assassinated as he opened a cultural center in the eastern Algerian town of Annaba.

  • In 1994, Japan's parliament chose Socialist Tomiichi Murayama as prime minister at the head of a three-party alliance dominated by conservatives.

  • In 1995, a department store in Seoul collapsed killing 502 people in South Korea's worst peacetime disaster.

  • In 1996, the Bosnian Serb ruling Democratic Party re-elected Radovan Karadzic as leader.


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