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Wednesday, October 21, 1998
- The first meeting is scheduled between White House lawyers and House Judiciary Committee aides who are conducting impeachment inquiry of President Clinton.
- Diplomats from North Korea, South Korea, United States and China open new round of talks in Geneva seeking to work out durable peace plan for Korean Peninsula.
- Queen Elizabeth II unveils the newly restored Albert Memorial in London, after an eight-year renovation project.
- On Thursday, October 22, a House Judiciary subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the history and background of presidential impeachment in Washington.
- On Friday, October 23, Thailand observes Chulalongkorn Day, the annual commemoration of the death of King Chulalongkorn the Great, who died October 23, 1910, after a 42-year reign.
- On Saturday, October 24, Independent Counsel Ken Starr attends a symposium at the University of Minnesota commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on United States vs. Nixon.
- On Sunday, October 25, the launch of NASA's Deep Space 1 aboard Boeing Delta 7326 rocket is rescheduled for today. It is the first flight in NASA's New Millennium Program at Cape Canaveral.
- On Monday, October 26, groundbreaking for the Oklahoma City bombing memorial to be concluded today.
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- Composer Sir Malcolm Arnold is 77.
- Former baseball player George Bell is 39.
- Musician Elvin Bishop is 56.
- Actress Carrie Fisher is 42.
- Journalist Francis Fitzgerald is 58.
- Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Ford is 70.
- Author Ursula LeGuin is 69.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 49.
- Conductor Georg Solti is 86.
- In 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
- In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate "Constitution," also known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston's harbor.
- In 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
- In 1917, members of the First Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville, France, became the first Americans to see action on the front lines of World War I.
- In 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen.
- In 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened to the public in New York.
- In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon held their fourth and final presidential debate.
- In 1967, tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in Washington.
- In 1971, President Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and William H. Rehnquist for the U.S. Supreme Court.
- In 1988, a federal grand jury in New York indicted former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, on charges of fraud and racketeering.
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