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Wednesday, January 7, 1998

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  • "Everything you saw of Sonny (Bono) on that (TV) screen ... was really the guy that lived within his heart."

    -- Singer Tony Orlando

    Today's events

  • Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is tentatively scheduled to visit Israel and Palestinian regions.

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    On the horizon

  • On Thursday, January 8, the International Winter Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas.

  • On Friday, January 9, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to arrive in Tokyo for a state visit, the first such trip by a British leader in four years.

  • On Saturday, January 10, Harvard's JFK School of Government holds a Russian investment symposium with top figures from IMF, Russian government and global corporations.

  • On Sunday, January 11, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien visits Mexico.

  • On Monday, January 12, the European Parliament holds a plenary session.

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    On this day

  • In 1610, Galileo discovered the 4 major moons of Jupiter.

  • In 1714, the typewriter was patented.

  • In 1782, the first commercial bank opened in the United States.

  • In 1785, the first balloon flight across the English Channel took place.

  • In 1789, the first national presidental election in the U.S. was held.

  • In 1896, Fanny Farmer published her first cookbook.

  • In 1929, "Tarzan," one of the first adventure comic strips, appeared.

  • In 1967, the TV Show "The Newlywed Game" premiered.

  • In 1982, the Islanders' Bryan Trottier had his 10th career hat trick.

  • In 1989, Japanese Emperor Hirohito died.

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    The nominations for the 40th annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday. Was your favorite on the list? Check the official Grammy site and find out.


    Holidays and more

  • Belarus, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Yugoslavia celebrate Christmas on this day.

  • It is Easrer Day in Sudan.

  • Actor Nicolas Cage is 34.

  • TV show host Katie Couric is 41.

  • Actress Erin Gray is 46.

  • Singer Kenny Loggins is 50.

  • Actress Terry Moore is 69.

  • Journalist and publisher Jann Wenner is 51.

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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1997, J.P. Morgan

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