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Monday, November 16, 1998


This is not over until absolute and unconditional compliance (with U.N. Gulf War resolutions) is guaranteed and delivered. Until that we remain on alert.

-- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, speaking of Iraq crisis.


today's events

  • John Glenn and his fellow astronauts from a 10 day Discovery space shuttle mission will be honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

  • Meetings are scheduled in Pyongyang, North Korea, between North Korean officials and a U.S. diplomatic team. The focus will be on nuclear weapons.

  • The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, is scheduled to announce verdicts and sentences against three Muslims and a Croat accused of atrocities against Bosnian Serbs in 1992.

  • The Supreme Court is scheduled to meet to issue orders, then begin a two-week recess.

on the horizon

  • On Wednesday, November 18, House Republicans are scheduled to choose leadership for the 106th Congress, including a replacement for outgoing Speaker Newt Gingrich

  • On Thursday, November 19, The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to open impeachment hearings. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr will testify.

  • On Friday, November 20, A hearing for Joshua Earl Patrick Phillips, the 14-year-old charged with killing an 8-year-old girl and hiding her under his water bed, is scheduled in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • On Saturday, November 21, The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival takes place in Chicago.


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  • Actress Lisa Bonet ("The Cosby Show") is 31.
  • Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 63.
  • Musician Bob Gibson is 67.
  • Basketball player Dwight Eugene Gooden is 34.
  • Former basketball player "Jo Jo" White is 52.

on this day

  • In 1272, King Henry III of England, who had ruled since 1216, died and was succeeded by his son Edward I.

  • In 1797, Frederick William II, king of Prussia from 1786, died and was succeeded by his son, Frederick William III.

  • In 1918, after the break up of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Hungary was proclaimed an independent republic.

  • In 1933, the U.S. and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.

  • In 1960, Clark Gable, American film actor and Oscar winner, died. Best known for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind," he had just finished filming "The Misfits" with Marilyn Monroe.

  • In 1965, the Soviet Union launched its Venus III spacecraft. It arrived at its destination, Venus, in March, 1966, becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet.

  • In 1973, the U.S. launched Skylab 4, with three astronauts, on an 84-day mission.

  • In 1992, in their first post-Soviet elections, Lithuania's Democratic Labor Party of ex-communists, won a crushing victory.

  • In 1995, U.N. tribunal charged Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander Ratko Mladic with genocide.

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