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Sunday, September 27, 1998
- National elections are held in Germany.
- President Clinton wraps up a trip to California and Texas and returns to Washington.
- U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen visits American troops in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- China's foreign minister Tang Jiaxuan visits the United States.
- On Monday, September 28, a hearing is scheduled for U.S. embassy bombing suspect Khalid Salim, charged in the August 7 attack on the embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
- On Tuesday, September 29, Major League Baseball playoffs begin.
- Wednesday, September 30, is the last day of the 1998 World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugual.
- On Thursday, October 1, a hearing is scheduled in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in the case of a pilot and navigator of a Marine jet that clipped an Italian ski gondola in February 1998.
- On Friday, October 2, Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.
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- Actor Wilford Brimley ("Cocoon") is 64.
- Singer Shaun Cassidy is 39.
- Actor Claude Jarman Jr.("The Yearling") is 64.
- Basketball player Steve Kerr is 33.
- Actress Jayne Meadows ("The Steve Allen Show") 74.
- Singer Meat Loaf is 51.
- Filmmaker Arthur Heller Penn ("Bonnie and Clyde") is 76.
- Baseball legend Mike Schmidt is 49.
- In 1825, the first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated by George Stephenson in England.
- In 1854, the first great disaster involving an Atlantic Ocean liner occurred when the steamship "Arctic" sank with 300 people aboard.
- In 1923, martial law was declared in Germany.
- In 1939, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans after 19 days of resistance in World War II.
- In 1959, a typhoon battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.
- In 1962 , the army staged a coup in Yemen, and Col. Abdulla el-Sallah rose to premier.
- In 1970, Jordan's King Hussein and Al Fatah guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat met in Cairo with 10 Arab chiefs of state and signed an agreement ending civil war in Jordan.
- In 1973, the Soviet Union launched a spacecraft into orbit around Earth with two cosmonauts aboard.
- In 1988, the Soviet Union, at the United Nations, called on the United States to join Moscow in creating a world space organization.
- In 1994, Russian President Boris Yeltsin visited the White House.
- In 1996, Islamic Taliban rebels seized control of Kabul and hanged former Afghan President Najibullah.
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