ad info

CNN.com
 MAIN PAGE
 WORLD
 ASIANOW
 U.S.
 LOCAL
 POLITICS
 WEATHER
 BUSINESS
 SPORTS
 TECHNOLOGY
 NATURE
 ENTERTAINMENT
 BOOKS
 TRAVEL
 FOOD
 HEALTH
 STYLE
 IN-DEPTH

 custom news
 Headline News brief
 daily almanac
 CNN networks
 CNN programs
 on-air transcripts
 news quiz

  CNN WEB SITES:
CNN Websites
 TIME INC. SITES:
 MORE SERVICES:
 video on demand
 video archive
 audio on demand
 news email services
 free email accounts
 desktop headlines
 pointcast
 pagenet

 DISCUSSION:
 message boards
 chat
 feedback

 SITE GUIDES:
 help
 contents
 search

 FASTER ACCESS:
 europe
 japan

 WEB SERVICES:
  Daily Almanac
Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Sunday, November 22, 1998

quote  

They are probably close to a handshake. It's very, very warm.

-- A lawyer involved with the New York Yankees on a reported agreement to sell the team to Cablevision Systems Corp. for more than $600 million

  quote

today's events

  • President Clinton continues his Asia trip. He is scheduled attend a reception in Guam.

  • Ambassadors and representatives from Egypt, Jordan,Israel, and Palestinian Authority are scheduled to convene at a special symposium on the Mideast peace process in Washington.

  • A special session of Jordan's parliament in Amman is scheduled to discuss the continuing absence of King Hussein.

  • Today is Independence Day in Lebanon. President Hrawi is scheduled to participate in his last official ceremony in Beirut before handing over power to General Emile Lahoud, who will be sworn in Tuesday as the 11th president of Lebanon.

  • Chinese President Jiang Zemin is scheduled to visit Russia for four days. His schedule includes talks with Russian President Yeltsin and other senior Russian leaders.


on the horizon

  • On Monday, November 23, the OPEC meeting convenes in Vienna, Austria.

  • On Tuesday, November 24, the eighth annual International Press Freedom Award dinner benefiting the Committee to Protect Journalists is to be held in New York.

  • On Wednesday, November 25, Britain's highest court is scheduled to announce a decision in London on whether General Augusto Pinochet has immunity from arrest. The former Chilean dictator turns 83 years old today.

  • On Thursday, November 26, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is scheduled to address the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland. He is the first British politician to do so since the formation of the independent Irish state in 1922.

  • On Friday, November 27, marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

Find out more about National Adoption Week here.


  • Tennis player Boris Franz Becker is 31.
  • Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda) is 40.
  • Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is 77.
  • Actor Allen Garfield (Dick Tracy) is 59.
  • Actor Terry Gilliam (Monty Pythons Flying Circus) is 58.
  • Actress Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan) is 37.
  • Former tennis player Billie Jean King is 55.


on this day

  • In 1497, Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama became the first to sail round the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.

  • In 1718, Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard" the pirate, was killed off the coast of North Carolina.

  • In 1774, Robert Clive, soldier and colonial administrator,committed suicide. The first British administrator of Bengal, he was instrumental in the foundation of British rule in India.

  • In 1830, the Belgian Congress voted to turn the country into a monarchy.

  • In 1878, the Second Afghan War began when British troops shelled Ali Mujid.

  • In 1916, U.S. writer Jack London, famous for "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild," died.

  • In 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the war against Japan.

  • In 1943, after 23 years of French rule, Lebanon achieved independence.

  • In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

  • In 1974, gunmen hijacked a British Airways VC10 at Dubai; three days later they abandoned the plane at Tunis after murdering a passenger and securing the release of Palestinians from jails in Cairo and The Hague.

  • In 1975, King Juan Carlos was sworn in as King of Spain, the first Spanish monarch since Alfonso XIII went into exile in 1931. General Franco, who had ruled Spain since 1939, died two days previously.

  • In 1977, after two years of legal wrangling, the Anglo-French Concorde began regular flights to New York from London and Paris.

  • In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigned after 11 years term in office.

  • In 1995, British housewife Rosemary West was found guilty of killing 10 women and girls, including her daughter and stepdaughter. She was sentenced to life in prison for each of them.


SEARCH CNN.com
Enter keyword(s)   go    help

Back to the top
© 2000 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.

CNN Interactive - Almanac - November 21, 1998
ad info

CNN.com
 MAIN PAGE
 WORLD
 ASIANOW
 U.S.
 LOCAL
 POLITICS
 WEATHER
 BUSINESS
 SPORTS
 TECHNOLOGY
 NATURE
 ENTERTAINMENT
 BOOKS
 TRAVEL
 FOOD
 HEALTH
 STYLE
 IN-DEPTH

 custom news
 Headline News brief
 daily almanac
 CNN networks
 CNN programs
 on-air transcripts
 news quiz

  CNN WEB SITES:
CNN Websites
 TIME INC. SITES:
 MORE SERVICES:
 video on demand
 video archive
 audio on demand
 news email services
 free email accounts
 desktop headlines
 pointcast
 pagenet

 DISCUSSION:
 message boards
 chat
 feedback

 SITE GUIDES:
 help
 contents
 search

 FASTER ACCESS:
 europe
 japan

 WEB SERVICES:
  Daily Almanac
Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Saturday, November 21, 1998

quote  

We have only 44 launches to go and about a thousand hours of space walks and countless problems and countless issues. But if we ever want to leave Earth's orbit we're going to have to figure out how people live and work safely and efficiently with ever-increasing productivity in space. We cannot do it on the ground.

-- Dan Goldin, head of U.S. space agency NASA, following launch of first segment of International Space Station

  quote

today's events

  • President Clinton is scheduled to attend a state dinner in the South Korean capital Seoul.

  • The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival takes place in Chicago.

  • Today is the 26th annual 'World Hello Day'. Launched in the wake of the 1973 war between Israel and Egypt, the event is aimed at demonstrating the importance of personal communication for preserving peace. Participants are asked to say 'hello' to 10 people today.


on the horizon

  • On Sunday, November 22, ambassadors and representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority are scheduled to convene at a special symposium on the Mideast peace process. The State Department's Middle East coordinator is also scheduled to speak.

  • On Monday, November 23, the OPEC meeting convenes in Vienna, Austria.

  • On Tuesday, November 24, the eighth annual International Press Freedom Award dinner benefiting the Committee to Protect Journalists is to be held in New York.

  • On Wednesday, November 25, Britain's highest court is scheduled to announce a decision in London on whether General Augusto Pinochet has immunity from arrest. The former Chilean dictator turns 83 years old today.

  • On Thursday, November 26, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is scheduled to address the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland. He is the first British politician to do so since the formation of the independent Irish state in 1922.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

Slow down and smell the turkey! Click here.


  • Quarterback Troy Aikman is 32.
  • Conductor of Oregon Symphony James DePreist is 62.
  • U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois is 54.
  • Baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr. is 29.
  • Actress Goldie Hawn ('Cactus Flower') is 53.
  • Actress Lorna Luft ('Trapper John, MD') is 46.
  • Dancer Natalia Makarova is 58.
  • Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Stan 'the Man' Musial is 78.
  • Actress Nicollette Sheridan ('The Sure Thing') is 35.
  • Actress Marlo Thomas ('That Girl') is 60.


on this day

  • In 1783, the first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon when Frenchmen Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes above Paris for a distance of some 5 1/2 miles.

  • In 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state of the United States.

  • In 1888, Adolph Marx, the second-oldest of the Marx brothers comedy team and known as "Harpo," was born.

  • In 1916, Emperor Franz Josef died; ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1848. His attack on Serbia helped precipitate World War I.

  • In 1918, the German High Seas Fleet surrendered at the Firth of Forth in Scotland, one of the key conditions of the armistice signed on November 11.

  • 1920, the Irish Republican Army shot and killed 14 British soldiers in what became known as the country's first "Bloody Sunday."

  • In 1953, the British Museum published a scientific report proving that the Piltdown Man discovery by Charles Dawson in 1912 was a hoax.

  • In 1990, Lebanon's strongest Christian militia agreed to surrender its Beirut stronghold, rescuing a bid by the Syrian-backed government to end 15 years of civil war.

  • In 1995, parties at the Bosnia peace talks in Dayton, Ohio, agreed to an accord ending the bloody Balkan conflict.


SEARCH CNN.com
Enter keyword(s)   go    help

Back to the top
© 2000 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.