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Thursday, October 8, 1998
What happens to me, I think, ultimately will be for the American people to decide. I owe them my best efforts to work for them and that is what I'm going to do.
- The winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is expected to be announced in Stockholm, Sweden.
- NATO ambassadors are scheduled to meet in Brussels to discuss the situation in Kosovo.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and International Monetary Fund meet on Asian financial crisis.
- House Banking Committee hearing to consider the implications of European Monetary Union on U.S. currency policy.
- Talks scheduled to resume in New York in the NBA player lockout.
- First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton scheduled as keynote speaker for 40th anniversary of Women's Emergency Committee to Open our Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- 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.
- Tuesday, October 13, U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in AT&T vs.Iowa Utilities.
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- Gossip columnist Rona Barrett is 62.
- Actor David Carradine is 58.
- Comedian Chevy Chase is 55.
- Actor Paul Hogan is 59.
- Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is 57.
- Football player Rashaan Salaam is 24.
- Actress Sigourney Weaver is 49.
- In 1869, Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, died in Concord, New Hampshire.
- In 1918, Sgt. Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.
- In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for murder in the death of the infant son of Charles A. Lindbergh.
- In 1944, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" made its debut on CBS Radio, on Ozzie and Harriet Nelson's ninth wedding anniversary.
- In 1945, President Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.
- In 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.
- In 1982, all labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned.
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