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Friday, July 10, 1998

quote   "If we are serious about having a world-class education system and if we are serious about attracting the best and the brightest, we're going to have to spend some money."

-- Massachusetts Senate President Thomas. F. Birmingham, speaking about plans to offer top college graduates a $20,000 signing bonus if they become public school teachers

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today's events

  • The National Organization for Women is scheduled to hold its annual meeting in Rochester, New York.

  • The National Women's Hall of Fame holds its 1998 honors and inductions ceremony in Seneca Falls, New York.


on the horizon

  • On Saturday, July 11, the Three Tenors are scheduled to perform at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to mark the end of the World Cup.

  • On Sunday, July 12, the final World Cup soccer game will be played in Saint Denis, France.

  • On Monday, July 13, the Orange Order has been given permission to march through a Catholic neighborhood in the Lower Ormeau section of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • On Tuesday, July 14, Bastille Day is celebrated in France.

  • On Wednesday, July 15, a hearing will be held in White Plains, New York, for John A. "Junior" Gotti, 34. He's accused of robbery, extortion, loansharking, gambling and fraud.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

The National Organization for Women holds its annual meeting today in Rochester, New York. Get some background and find out where the group stands on many issues.

  • Australia celebrates Tennant Creek Show Day.
  • The Bahamas celebrates Independence Day.
  • Canada celebrates Orangemen's Day.
  • Author Saul Bellow is 83.
  • Journalist David Brinkley is 78.
  • Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins is 71.
  • Singer Arlo Guthrie is 51.
  • Composer Jerry Herman is 65.
  • Author Jean Kerr ("Please Don't Eat the Daisies") is 75.
  • Actress Sue Lyon ("Lolita") is 52.
  • Actor Lawrence Pressman ("Doogie Howser M.D.") is 59.


on this day

  • In 1460, in the Wars of the Roses, Richard of York defeated King Henry VI at the battle of Northampton.

  • In 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England after the death of Edward VI; she ruled for only 10 days before being imprisoned and replaced by Mary I.

  • In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th U.S. state.

  • In 1940, World War II's Battle of Britain began when at least 70 German bombers attacked the docks in south Wales.

  • In 1940, the French National Assembly gave plenary powers to the government of Marshal Petain.

  • In 1943, the U.S. 7th and British 8th armies began the invasion of Sicily.

  • In 1962, Telstar, the first television telecommunications satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, making possible the first relaying of television programs across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • In 1973, the Bahamas attained full independence within the Commonwealth, having been a British colony since 1783.

  • In 1985, one Greenpeace crew member died when the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was blown up and sunk by French secret agents in Auckland harbor in New Zealand.

  • In 1991, Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as the first elected president of Russia, sealing communism's fate.

  • In 1992, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in jail in the United States on drug-trafficking charges.


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