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Monday, April 13, 1998

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  • "Boomers -- many of whom have 'been there, done that' -- are surprisingly and ironically out of step with the reality of drugs in their children's lives."

    -- Partnership President Richard D. Bonnette

    Today's events

  • The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting begins.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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