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Sunday, November 15, 1998
- Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to speak at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
- Election scheduled in Japan in tight race for Okinawa governor.
- Young people aged 10 to 16 from 54 countries are to gather in Cambridge for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Junior Summit '98.
- On Monday, November 16, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is scheduled to meet at The Hague, Netherlands, to announce verdicts and sentences against three Muslims and a Croat accused of atrocities against Bosnian Serbs in 1992.
- On Wednesday, November 18, House Republicans are scheduled to meet in Washington to choose leadership for the 106th Congress; including a replacement for outgoing Speaker Newt Gingrich.
- On Thursday, November 19, the House Judiciary Committee will open impeachment hearings in Washington. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr is scheduled to testify.
- On Friday, November 20, the launch of the Zarya Control Module, the first component of the International Space Station, is scheduled in Baikonur, Kazakstan.
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- Actor Ed Asner ('Lou Grant') is 69.
- Musician Daniel Barenboim is 56.
- Actress Joanna Barnes ('The Trials of O'Brien') is 64.
- Singer Petula Clark ('Downtown') is 66.
- TV meteorologist John Coleman is 63.
- Actress Beverly D'Angelo ('Hair') is 44.
- Actor Yaphet Kotto ('Homicide') is 61.
- In 1777, the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" adopted by Continental Congress.
- In 1794, John Witherspoon, signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, died.
- In 1864, Gen. Sherman burned Atlanta.
- In 1869, free postal delivery was formally inaugurated.
- In 1881, The American Federation of Labor was formed.
- In 1889, Brazil became a republic.
- In 1920, the League of Nations met for the first time.
- In 1926, NBC made its debut with 24 radio stations.
- In 1969, about 250,000 people marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War.
- In 1980, West Germany has its first papal visit in 200 years.
- In 1983, the Equal Rights Amendment failed in the House.
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