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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Wednesday, October 7, 1998

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The time is now to end the violence in Kosovo.

-- President Clinton

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today's events

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is to address National Association of Bank Executives in Washington.

  • President Clinton is scheduled to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Washington.

  • Summit on race relations on college campuses is to be held in New York.

  • House International Relations Committee is to hold a hearing in Washington on developments in Europe, particularly recent events in Kosovo.

  • Several million demonstrators expected to participate in nationwide workers' protest throughout Russia.

  • South Korean President Kim Dae-jung scheduled to begin a three-day visit with Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.


on the horizon

  • Thursday, October 8, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and International Monetary Fund holds three-day conference on Asian financial crisis.

  • Friday, October 9, President Clinton is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor-elect Gerhard Schroeder.

  • Saturday, October 10, Conference on Human Dignity and Policing sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives is scheduled in New York.

  • Sunday, October 11, official canonization ceremony is to be held at the Vatican for Edith Stein, Jewish-born nun who was killed at Auschwitz.

  • Monday, October 12, President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances for candidates in New York and Miami.


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  • Actress June Allyson ("Little Women") is 81.
  • Poet Imamu Amiri Baraka is 64.
  • Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit is 64.
  • Australian novelist Thomas Keneally is 63.
  • Cellist Yo Yo Ma is 43.
  • Singer Al Martino is 71.
  • Singer John Mellencamp is 47.
  • Former National Security Council aide Oliver North is 55.
  • Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is 67.


on this day

  • In 1950, U.N. General Assembly approves Allied advance north of 38th parallel in Korean conflict.

  • In 1958, President Iskander Nirza proclaims martial law in Pakistan.

  • In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy signs nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain and Soviet Union.

  • In 1981, Egypt's Vice President Hosni Mubarak is nominated as successor to slain President Anwar Sadat.

  • In 1985, Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestinians in Mediterranean.

  • In 1995, New York's Central Park is transformed into a giant open-air cathedral as Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass before a flock of 250,000.


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