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Sunday, January 25, 1998

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  • "If he had sex with a 21-year-old intern -- any kind of sex -- he has to resign."

    -- --A longtime President Clinton insider

    Today's events

  • The Denver Broncos and defending champ Green Bay Packers battle it out in Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego.

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    On the horizon

  • On Monday, January 26, European Union foreign ministers meet in Brussels.

  • On Tuesday, January 27, President Clinton is to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress.

  • On Wednesday, January 28, the American Bar Association holds its midyear meeting in Nashville.

  • On Thursday, January 29, the 25th annual Conservative Political Action Conference will be held in Arlington, Virginia.

  • On Friday, January 30, International Olympics Committee executive board meet in Nagano, Japan.

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    On this day

  • In 1327, Edward III acceded to the English throne after Edward II was forcibly removed.

  • In 1533, King Henry VIII of England, defying Rome, married his second wife Anne Boleyn.

  • In 1579, the Dutch Republic was founded with the signing of the Union of Utrecht. Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, Friesland, Groningen and Overyssel signed the Union to defend their rights against Spain.

  • In 1817, "La Cenerentola," or "Cinderella", a comic opera by Gioacchino Rossini, was first performed in Rome.

  • In 1831, in Poland, the Diet declared independence thus removing Tsar Nicholas from the throne.

  • In 1878, a Turkish steamer became the first ship to be sunk by a torpedo fired from a Russian boat.

  • In 1919, the League of Nations, forerunner of the United Nations, was founded.

  • In 1924, the first Winter Olympics began at Chamonix, France.

  • In 1935, Antonio Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese president 1976-86, born.

  • In 1942, in World War II, Thailand declared war on Britain and the United States.

  • In 1947, Al Capone, best known U.S. gangster who dominated the Chicago area, died. Indicted for tax evasion and imprisoned, Capone was released in 1939.

  • In 1950, U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss was found guilty of perjury after he had concealed his membership of the Communist Party.

  • In 1955, the Supreme Soviet officially ended the state of war with Germany.

  • In 1961, in the United States, the first presidential news conference that was televised live took place at the State Department in Washington. President John Kennedy took 31 questions.

  • In 1969, the latest phase of Vietnam peace talks opened in Paris with the Allies pushing for the restoration of the demilitarized zone and the Communists for total withdrawal of American troops.

  • In 1971, in Uganda, army officers led by Idi Amin deposed Milton Obote in a coup and named himself president.

  • In 1971, Charles Manson was found guilty of masterminding the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

  • In 1975, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became president of Bangladesh and established a one-party state.

  • In 1980, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr wins Iran's first presidential election with 70 percent of the vote.

  • In 1983, China overturned the death sentence, imposed on this day in 1981, on Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing.

  • In 1990, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to a baby girl, the first time a sitting head of state has given birth.

  • In 1991, the United States accused Iraq of deliberately pumping oil into the Persian Gulf in what it called an act of environmental terrorism.

  • In 1994, Michael Jackson reached a multi-million dollar settlement with a boy who had accused him of sexual molestation.

  • In 1995, a missile fired by Norway as part of a scientific research program triggered an air defense alert in Russia.

  • In 1996, the Council of Europe parliamentary assembly voted to admit Russia to the 38-nation body despite fierce criticism of its military crackdown in Chechnya and its human rights record.

  • In 1997, Central African Republic's embattled president, his political rivals and army mutineers signed a peace deal in Bangui to end an army mutiny and ethnic bloodshed.

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    Holidays and more

  • Brazil marks Foundation Day

  • Aruba honors Commemoration Birthday of G. F. Croes

  • Former Philippines President Corazon Aquino is 75.

  • Former Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Eduard Shevardnadze is 70.

  • NFL great Mark "Super" Duper is 39.

  • Actress Leigh Taylor-Young is 53.

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

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