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Sunday November 29, 1998
If anybody makes it around the world it should be us.
Ted Moore, capsule manager for balloon enthusiasts hoping to make a round-the-world balloon trek
- The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade is scheduled to take place in New York.
- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is scheduled to meet with Commerce Secretary Daley, World Bank President Wolfensohn and address the Arab American Institute Foundation in Washington.
- 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, 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.
- On Wednesday, December 2, the 66th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place in New York.
- On Thursday, December 3, the target launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on an eleven-day International Space Station mission is scheduled at Cape Canaveral. The 'Endeavour' is tentatively scheduled to rendezvous with the Space Station on December 6.
- On Friday, December 4, The American Epilepsy Society holds annual meeting in San Diego.
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- French President Jaques Chirac is 66.
- Actress Diane Ladd ('Ramblin Rose') is 66.
- Writer Madeleine L'Engle ('A Wrinkle in Time') is 80.
- Comedian Howie Mandel is 43.
- Composer Chuck Mangione is 58.
- Musician John Mayall is 65.
- Actor Andrew McCarthy ('Pretty in Pink') is 36.
- Actress Cathy Moriarty ('The Mambo Kings') is 38.
- Sportscaster Vin Scully is 71.
- Comedian Garry Shandling is 49.
- In 1864, at Sand Creek, Colorado, an army force led by Colonel John Chivington attacked and massacred at least 400 Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians who had surrendered and been given permission to camp.
- In 1872, U.S. editor Horace Greeley died; he founded the daily New York Tribune in 1841.
- In 1890, the first Imperial Diet was opened in Japan. It consisted of a House of Peers and a House of Representatives.
- In 1929, U.S. explorer Richard Byrd and Bernt Balchen completed the first flight over the South Pole.
- In 1939, the USSR broke off diplomatic relations with Finland prior to the Soviet attack on the country.
- In 1945, the newly elected Constituent Assembly in Yugoslavia proclaimed a federal republic.
- In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab land, leading to the establishment of a Jewish state the following year.
- In 1966, King Ntare IV was overthrown in Burundi and a republic was proclaimed.
- In 1974, a bill to outlaw the Irish Republican Army became law in Britain.
- In 1990, Bulgarian Prime Minister Lukanov and his government resigned following a general strike
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