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Friday, September 25, 1998
- President Clinton attends political fund-raiser in Chicago, then travels to California.
- U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen attends Balkan foreign ministers meeting in Skopje, Macedonia.
- Public viewing scheduled in Los Angeles for track and field great Florence Griffith Joyner, who died Monday at age 38.
- Candlelight vigils are scheduled in Washington, D.C., and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to demonstrate community unity in support of research for the treatment of cancer.
- Saturday, September 27, funeral services for track and field great Florence Griffith Joyner to be held in Lake Forest, California.
- Sunday, September 27, national elections to be held in Germany.
- Monday, September 28, hearing is scheduled for U.S. Embassy bombing suspect Khalid Salim, charged in the Aug. 7 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi
- Tuesday, September 29, major league baseball playoffs begin.
- Wednesday, September 30, last day of the 1998 World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.
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- Actor Michael Douglas ("An American President") is 54.
- Actor Mark Hamill ("Star Wars") is 46.
- Actress Heather Locklear ("Melrose Place") is 37.
- Actor Christopher Reeve ("Superman") is 46.
- Basketball player Scottie Pippen is 33.
- Actor Will Smith ("Independence Day") is 30.
- Model Cheryl Tiegs is 51.
- Journalist Barbara Walters is 67.
- Actor Anson Williams ("Happy Days") is 49.
- In 1775, American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen was captured by the British as he led an attack on Montreal.
- In 1789 the first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification.
- In 1957, nine black children had to be escorted to class by U.S. Army troops at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of racial unrest.
- In 1973, the three-man crew of the U.S. space laboratory "Skylab Two" splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean after spending 59 days in orbit.
- In 1978, 144 people were killed when a Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 and a private plane collided over San Diego.
- In 1979, the musical "Evita" opened on Broadway.
- In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
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