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Friday, October 2, 19988
- Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.
- President Clinton is tentatively scheduled to make campaign appearances for Democratic candidates in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
- House Government Reform subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Pentagon's domestic preparedness programs, which are in response to recent attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa.
- A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for boxer Mike Tyson, who faces an assault charge stemming from a minor traffic accident on Aug.31.
- National Basketball Hall of Fame induction takes place in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- Saturday, October 3, representatives of world's biggest oil companies scheduled to meet in Vienna to discuss industry restructuring and geopolitics of petroleum.
- Sunday, October 4, Tipper Gore leads 12th annual AIDS Walk in Washington.
- Monday, October 5, U.S. Judiciary Committee may vote on resolution to begin impeachment hearings.
- Tuesday, October 6, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled as keynote speaker for 40th anniversary of Women's Emergency Committee to Open our Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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- Publisher Clay S. Felker is 70.
- Fashion designer Donna Karan is 50.
- Singer Don McLean is 53.
- Movie critic Rex Reed is 59.
- Musician Sting is 47.
- Former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is 66.
- In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York.
- In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.
- In 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.
- In 1919, President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.
- In 1924, the League of Nations adopts Geneva Protocol for peaceful settlement of international disputes.
- In 1950, the comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was first published in nine newspapers.
- In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; he was the first black appointed to the nation's highest court.
- In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, at age 59 after battling the deadly disease AIDS.
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