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Tuesday, September 29, 1998
We have made significant progress on the path to peace and I think we could finish it by mid-October and I certainly hope we do.
President Clinton, discussing Mideast peace process.
- House Commerce panel holds hearing in Washington on whether investors have adequate information about bond prices and mutual fund fees.
- Yom Kippur begins at sundown.
- Major League Baseball playoffs begin.
- Wednesday, September 30, last day of the 1998 World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.
- Thursday, October 1, hearing scheduled in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in case of the pilot and navigator of a Marine jet that clipped an Italian ski gondola in February 1998.
- Friday, October 2, Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.
- Saturday, October 3, Nevada Athletic Commission may announce a decision on relicensing boxer Mike Tyson.
- Sunday, October 4, National Gallery of Art in Washington opens exhibition of 70 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, many of which have never been seen outside Holland.
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- Filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni is 86.
- Actress Anita Ekberg ("La Dolce Vita") is 67.
- Journalist Bryant Gumbel is 50.
- Musician Jerry Lee Lewis is 63.
- Basketball player Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. is 32.
- Actress Madeline Kahn ("Young Frankenstein") is 56.
- Actor Ian McShane ("Lovejoy") is 56.
- In 1066. William the Conqueror invades England to claim English throne.
- In 1399, King Richard II of England abdicates.
- In 1875, rebellion in Cuba leads to deterioration of U.S.-Spanish relations.
- In 1911, Italy declares war on Turkey, and Italian fleet bombards Tripoli coast.
- In 1923, British mandate in Palestine begins.
- In 1972, China and Japan normalize relations.
- In 1979, Pope John Paul II addresses crowd of more than 1 million in Dublin to make impassioned appeal for peace in Northern Ireland.
- In 1988, U.N. peacekeeping forces monitoring world's trouble spots for 40 years win Nobel Peace Prize.
- In 1994, prodded by the United States, NATO allies agree to intensify retaliatory air strikes in Bosnia.
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