Saturday, April 4, 1998
Memphis, Tennessee, holds all-day events commemorating the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
On the horizon
On Sunday, April 5, most of the United States returns to daylight-saving time.
On Monday, April 6, the National Association of Broadcasters meets in Las Vegas.
On Tuesday, April 7, a special election for Sonny Bono's congressional
seat will be held. His widow, Mary Bono, and actor Ralph Waite are the announced candidates.
On Wednesday, April 8, the final episode of the NBC sitcom "Seinfeld" will be filmed in Los Angeles.
On this day
In 896, Formosus ended his reign as pope.
In 1541, Ignatius of Loyola became the first superior-general of the Jesuits.
In 1581, Frances Drake completed the circumnavigation of the world.
In 1687, King James II ordered his declaration of indulgence read in church.
In 1818, Congress declared the U.S. flag to be 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars.
In 1850, the city of Los Angeles was incorporated.
In 1862, the Battle of Yorktown began.
In 1887, Susanna Medora Salter was elected the first U.S. woman mayor, in Argonia, Kansas.
In 1905, an earthquake in Kangra India, killed 370,000 people.
In 1932, Vitamin C was first isolated in Pittsburgh.
In 1945, Hungary was liberated from Nazi occupation.
In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty was signed.
In 1969, Dr. Denton Cooley implanted the first temporary artificial heart.
In 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 714th home run, tying Babe Ruth's record.
In 1986, Wayne Gretzky set an NHL record with 213th point of season.
In 1990, securities law violator Ivan Boesky was released from federal custody.
How well do you know your literature? This First Lines quiz gives you the opening sentences. You guess the title.
Holidays and more
Hungary celebrates Liberation Day.
It is National Day in Senegal.
Poet Maya Angelou is 70.
Actor Robert Downey Jr. ("Chaplin") is 33.
Author Kitty Kelley ("Jackie Oh!") is 56.
Actress Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope") is 48.
Actress Nancy McKeon ("The Facts of Life") is 32.
Actor Craig T. Nelson ("Coach") is 52.
Actor Michael Parks ("Twin Peaks") is 60.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan