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Monday, October 12, 1998
I will work with the Republican majority to do the right thing for our country. We must pass a budget that is fiscally responsible, that honors our values, that invests in the education of our children.
- President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances for candidates in New York and Miami.
- The winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine is to be announced in Stockholm.
- Defense Secretary William Cohen is scheduled to conduct diplomatic talks in Kuwait.
- Jordan's Queen Noor and world experts to convene for two-day conference, "Water: Dispute, Prevention and Development" to be held in Washington.
- Tuesday, October 13, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics and in chemistry is expected to be announced in Stockholm.
- Wednesday, October 14, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics is to be announced.
- Thursday, October 15, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Washington in an effort to work out a West Bank accord.
- Friday, October 16, President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances on behalf of candidates in Chicago and St. Louis.
- Saturday, October 17, the World Series is scheduled to begin.
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- Actress Susan Anton is 48.
- Actor Kirk Cameron is 28.
- Michigan Gov. John Engler is 50.
- Comedian Dick Gregory is 66.
- Sportscaster Tony Kubek is 62.
- Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is 63.
- Broadcaster Chris Wallace is 51.
- In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrives in America.
- In 1822, Brazil becomes independent of Portugal.
- In 1934, Peter II becomes King of Yugoslavia following assassination of his father, King Alexander.
- In 1945, Allied Control Council in Germany orders dissolution of Nazi Party after World War II.
- In 1960, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev upsets decorum of U.N. General Assembly by pounding desk with his shoe.
- In 1969, Soviet Union launches Soyuz VII spacecraft with three men aboard to join two men in orbit in Soyuz VI.
- In 1975, Pope Paul VI canonizes an Irish archbishop, Oliver Plunkett, who was executed by British in 1681.
- In 1995, Panama grants asylum to Haiti's Raoul Cedras, who had taken power in a 1991 coup.
- In 1997, Cuban President Fidel Castro endorses his brother Raul to succeed him when he dies.
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