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Saturday, October 3, 1998
We cannot allow this conflict to spread again and risk what we stopped in Bosnia starting all over again in Kosovo.
U.S. President Bill Clinton
- Leaders of the world's biggest oil companies meet to discuss industry restructuring and geopolitics of petroleum in Vienna.
- A leadership symposium is to be held in San Diego, California, featuring veteran anchorman Walter Cronkite and former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
- Willie Nelson, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Neil Young are among those set to perform at Farm Aid '98 in Tinley Park, Illinois.
- On Sunday, October 4, Tipper Gore is to lead the 12th annual AIDS Walk in Washington.
- On Monday, October 5, the House Judiciary Committee may vote on a resolution to begin impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- On Tuesday, October 6, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is scheduled to arrive in the Middle East to try to narrow the gap between Israel and the Palestinians on a West Bank troop pullback.
- On Wednesday, October 7, the fall meeting of representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund takes hold in Washington.
- On Thursday, October 8, negotiations are scheduled to resume in the NBA lockout.
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- Musician Lindsay Buckingham is 51.
- Actress Neve Campbell ("Party of Five") is 23.
- Baseball player Dennis Eckersley is 44.
- Rocker Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) is 36.
- Actress Madlyn Rhue ("It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World") is 64.
- Writer Gore Vidal is 73.
- Former baseball player Dave Winfield is 47.
- In 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
- In 1929, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenianss formally changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
- In 1941, Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again."
- In 1942, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt established the Office of Economic Stabilization and authorized controls on farm prices, rents, wages and salaries.
- In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the "Sigma Seven" on a nine-hour flight.
- In 1968, the play "The Great White Hope," by Howard Sackler, opened on Broadway.
- In 1995, the jury in the O.J. Simpson murder trial found the former football star innocent of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman.
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