Monday, April 13, 1998
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting begins.
On the horizon
On Tuesday, April 14, the winners of the 1998 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced.
On Wednesday, April 15, income tax returns must be postmarked in the United States.
On Thursday, April 16, space shuttle Columbia is scheduled to launch on a nearly 17-day Neurolab mission.
On Friday, April 17, former police officer Walter Budzyn is to be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter conviction in November 1992 beating death of motorist Malice Green.
On Saturday, April 18, the National Football League draft begins.
On this day
In 1598, the Edict of Nantes granted political rights to French Huguenots.
In 1796, the first elephant brought to America arrived from Bengal, India.
In 1808, William Henry Lane, known as "Juda," perfected the tap dance.
In 1829, the English Parliament granted freedom of religion to Catholics.
In 1849, the Hungarian Republic was proclaimed.
In 1861, after 34 hours of bombardment, Union forces at Ft. Sumter, off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, surrendered to the Confederates.
In 1902, JC Penney opened his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
In 1943, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
In 1959, a Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics for voting for Communists.
In 1986, golfer Jack Nicklaus wins his sixth Masters at age 46.
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Writer Eudora Welty is 89.
Composer Bill Conti (The Right Stuff) is 56.
Actor Edward Fox (Gandhi) is 61.
Actor Rick Shroder ("Silver Spoons") is 28.
Actor Paul Sorvino ("Law and Order") is 59.
Musician Max Weinberg (Drummer in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band) is 47.
Singer Al Green is 52.
Actor Ron Perlman (Beauty and the Beast) is 48.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1998, J.P. Morgan