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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Tuesday, December 15, 1998

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We are serious and willing to go ahead and achieve peace for both Israel and the Palestinians

-- Former guerrilla fighter Abu Sharif -- who reportedly plotted airplane hijackings in the 1970s and recruited the terrorist Carlos the Jackal -- but now says he is committed to peace in the Middle East

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today's events

  • The House of Lords in London is scheduled to hear an appeal by General Augusto Pinochet to overturn its 3-2 ruling that he does not have immunity from arrest as a former foreign head of state. Pinochet's lawyers may also, in a separate move, ask a judge to review the Lords' decision on grounds it infringes on Chilean sovereignty.

  • President Clinton is scheduled to travel to Bethlehem.

  • The space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to land at Cape Canaveral following an eleven-day International Space Station mission.


on the horizon

  • On Wednesday, December 16, the formal sentencing of teen-ager Michael Carneal, who pleaded guilty in the December 1997 shootings at Heath High School, takes place in Paducah, Kentucky. He is expected to be sentenced to at least 25 years in prison.

  • On Thursday, December 17, the House of Representatives in Washington is scheduled to begin a debate on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton. They will consider two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice and one of abuse of power.

  • On Friday, December 18, a hearing for Brandon Wilson, 20, charged with the November 14 murder of a 9-year-old boy in a public restroom, is to be held in Vista, California. The child was in the park attending a family reunion.

  • On Saturday, December 19, the Opening of World Jewish Expo '98 is scheduled in New York.

  • On Sunday, December 20, Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer, begins.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

Today is Bill of Rights Day. For more info, click here.


  • Former football player Nick Buoniconti is 58.
  • Musician Dave Clark is 56.
  • Actor Don Johnson is 49.
  • Author Edna O'Brien is 67.


on this day

  • In 1791, the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, went into effect.

  • In 1840, Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, having been brought from St. Helena, where he died.

  • In 1890, Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake), the chief who led the Sioux Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn against Lt. Col. George Custer, was killed. He died while resisting arrest by Indian police.

  • In 1961, Adolf Eichmann, a fanatical Nazi and SS colonel in World War II, was sentenced to death in Jerusalem. He was on trial for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.

  • In 1961, the U.N. General Assembly voted against a Soviet proposal to admit Communist China as a member.

  • In 1964, the Canadian parliament adopted a national flag with a red maple leaf on a white background.

  • In 1965, U.S. spacecraft Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 achieved the first space rendezvous, flying side by side for two orbits.

  • In 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced he would establish diplomatic relations with China from January 1, 1979, and break off relations with Taiwan.

  • In 1991, the ferry Salem Express hit a coral reef outside the Port of Safaga 375 miles southeast of Cairo, killing 474 people.

  • In 1992, El Salvador's government and leftist guerrilla leaders formally declared the end of the country's 12-year civil war.

  • In 1993, delegations from 117 countries approved by consensus a GATT trade treaty aimed at opening up international markets.

  • In 1995, the U.N. Security Council authorized NATO to take over peacekeeping operations in Bosnia in a resolution spelling the end of one of United Nations' toughest field missions.


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