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Wednesday, March 11, 1998

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  • "I wasn't hot for this story in the interest of good government or serious journalism. I wanted to pop you right between the eyes."

    -- Journalist David Brock, in apology for '93 Clinton sex story

    Today's event

  • The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is scheduled to announce the nominees for the Daytime Emmy Awards.

  • Boeing is scheduled to deliver its first two 767 AWACS planes to the government of Japan.

  • Judy Goda, co-owner of the ABC Learning Center, who is accused of closing the day care center for the day and leaving a 14-month-old girl locked inside alone, is scheduled to go on trial in Fairfax, Virginia.

  • Elections are scheduled to be held in Denmark.

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    On the horizon

  • On Thursday, March 12, the first annual Europe Conference will be held in London.

  • Friday, March 13, is the deadline for Paula Jones' attorneys to respond to U.S. President Bill Clinton's move for dismissal of her sexual harassment suit.

  • On Saturday, March 14, conservative Republicans, lead by Rep. Bob Barr (R-Georgia), hold the National Town Hall Meeting on Impeachment to discuss allegations of misconduct against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

  • On Sunday, March 15, the buzzards are scheduled to make their annual return to Hinckley, Ohio.

  • On Monday, March 16, representatives of the United States, China, North Korea and South Korea are to meet in Geneva to for talks on the future of Korea.

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    On this day

  • In 1702, the first English daily newspaper to meet with some success, The Daily Courant, was launched near Fleet Street in London.

  • In 1845, in New Zealand, further Maori uprisings broke out against British rule.

  • In 1851, the first performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" was given in Venice.

  • In 1917, General Maude with 50,000 British and Indian troops marched into Baghdad, capturing 9,000 Turkish prisoners.

  • In 1926, Irish statesman Eamon de Valera resigned as head of Sinn Fein; he later formed the Fianna Fail party.

  • In 1930, William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

  • In 1935, Hermann Goering officially created the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe.

  • In 1941, the U.S. Congress passed the Lend-Lease Bill, which enabled Britain to borrow money to buy additional food and arms during World War II.

  • In 1960, at Cape Canaveral, Pioneer V was launched into orbit around the sun.

  • In 1964, Raul Leoni was inaugurated as president of Venezuela.

  • In 1970, the Japanese Consul-General in Sao Paulo, Nobuo Okuchi, was kidnapped by Brazilian revolutionaries.

  • In 1973, Hector J. Campora won the first presidential election to be held in Argentina since 1965.

  • In 1973, Gaullists and their allies retained an absolute majority in the second ballot of the French general election.

  • In 1981, Chilean President Augusto Pinochet was sworn in for an eight-year term as president.

  • In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became head of the Soviet Union following the death of Konstantin Chernenko. At 54, he was the youngest member of the ruling Politburo.

  • In 1985, the Egyptian Al-Fayed brothers won control of the House of Fraser in London and thus gained control of the department store Harrods.

  • In 1990, the Lithuanian Parliament proclaimed the restoration of the Baltic Republic's pre-World War II independence from the Soviet Union. Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to break away from Communist control.

  • In 1994, Christian Democrat Eduardo Frei, following in his father's footsteps, was sworn in as Chile's president.

  • In 1994, Slovak Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar and his government were ousted by parliament in a vote of no-confidence.

  • In 1995, Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, the political arm of the Irish Republican Army, arrived in New York.

  • In 1995, a lone gunman shot dead Burundi's Energy and Mines Minister Ernest Kabushemeye in the nation's capital, Bujumbura.

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    The U.S. Department of War created the Bureau of Indian Affairs 174 years ago in 1824. The BIA's mission is the enhancement of the quality of life and the promotion of economic opportunity for American Indians, Indian tribes and native Alaskans. To find out more about the BIA, click here.


    Holidays and more

  • Today is the Birth of Iman Reza in Iran.

  • Today is Independence Restitution Day in Lithuania.

  • Jewish people observe the Fast of Esther

  • Today is Moshoeshoe's Day in Lesotho.

  • Author Douglas Adams is 46.

  • Journalist Sam Donaldson is 64.

  • Jazz musician Bobby McFerrin is 48.

  • Newspaper publisher Rupert Murdoch is 67.

  • Actress Dominique Sanda is 47.

  • U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia is 62.

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    Sources: Associated Press,
    Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan

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