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Thursday, November 26, 1998

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A wake-up call to tyrants around the world who think about embarking on mass murder.

-- Human Rights Watch statement, describing a British court's decision to uphold the arrest of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet

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today's events

  • 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.

  • The annual Macy's Thanksgiving parade takes place in New York. This year,the city is requiring that balloons be guided by up to 60 trained handlers up from as few as 40 last year. There are also restrictions limiting the size of balloons to no larger than 70 feet high or 70 feet long.


on the horizon

  • On Friday, November 27, the traditional holiday shopping season starts.

  • On Saturday, November 28, The Media Foundation marks its annual 'Buy Nothing Day' in an attempt to counteract holiday shopping 'affluenza' and return to a less commercialized season.

  • On Sunday, November 29, the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place in New York.

  • On Monday, November 30, a hearing for three boys charged on November 18 with conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide at Burlington High School is scheduled in Racine, Washington. Prosecutors have asked for psychological evaluations of the boys.

  • On Tuesday, December 1, Washington:The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing in Washington on 'The Consequences of Perjury and Related Crimes.' Testimony is expected from judges and convicted perjurers.


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  • Impressionist Rich Little is 60.
  • Cartoonist Charles Shultz s 76.
  • Singer Tina Turner is 60.


on this day

  • In 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first to enter the tomb of King Tutankhamun since it was sealed.

  • In 1940, Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, sealing in its 400,000 inhabitants.

  • In 1949, India's Constituent Assembly passed the country's constitution; it came into force two months later.

  • In 1956, bandleader Tommy Dorsey died; he led one of the leading swing and dance bands and often performed with Frank Sinatra.

  • In 1966, French President Charles De Gaulle opened the world's first tidal power station at the Rance estuary in Brittany.

  • In 1967, the birth of the People's Republic of South Yemen was proclaimed in Aden by the National Liberation Front.

  • In 1974, Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka resigned following allegations of irregularities in his private business affairs.

  • In 1979, the International Olympic Committee voted to re-admit China after an absence of 21 years.

  • In 1993, Belgium's first general strike in almost half a century brought industry and transport to a standstill and forced the government to agree to talks with the unions.


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