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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Monday, June 22, 1998

quote   I believe that Colombia has really voted for a change.

-- Andres Pastrana, elected president of Colombia Sunday


today's events

  • The 75th National Marbles Tournament begins in Wildwood, New Jersey.

on the horizon

  • On Monday, June 22, the 75th National Marbles Tournament begins in Wildwood, New Jersey.

  • Tuesday, June 23, is the trial date for Christina Marie Riggs, accused of killing her two children. She blames the murders on the trauma she experienced as an emergency nurse in the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

  • On Wednesday, June 24, the annual NAACP Legislative Report Card will be released in Washington.

  • On Thursday, June 25, U.S. President Clinton is expected to leave on a trip to China.

  • On Friday, June 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments on whether three Secret Service employees can be forced to testify in Monica Lewinsky investigation.

  • On Saturday, June 27, a U.N. panel is to meet in Montreal to begin negotiating a treaty to phase out toxic manmade chemicals.


Got "Cup Fever"? Get the scoop on your favorite World Cup team at the tourney's official site.

  • Colombia observes Sacred Heart of Jesus observance.
  • Croatia marks Insurrection Day.
  • Actress Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice) is 49.
  • Actress Lindsay Wgner ("The Bionic Woman") is 49.
  • Broadcast journalist Ed Bradley ("60 Minutes") is 57.
  • NBA legend Clyde Drexler is 36.
  • Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson (A Star Is Born) is 62.
  • Actor Michael Lerner (Eight Men Out) is 57.
  • Actress Tracy Pollan ("Family Ties") is 38.
  • Singer Todd Rundgren is 50.

on this day

  • In 1276, Pope Innocent V died in Rome; the first Dominican pope, he sought to bring together hostile Italian states.

  • In 1535, a month after the Pope had made him a cardinal, John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to recognize King Henry VIII as supreme head of the English Church.

  • In 1788, New Hampshire was admitted to the Union as the ninth state.

  • In 1757, George Vancouver, British explorer, born. He sailed with Captain Cook and explored Australia and later Vancouver Island.

  • In 1805, Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian patriot and revolutionary, born in Genoa; he was tireless in the struggle for the unification of Italy.

  • In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated for the second and last time after his defeat at the battle of Waterloo.

  • In 1830, Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist and one of the greatest piano teachers of his time, born.

  • In 1868, Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union; it had first joined in 1836 but seceded in 1861.

  • In 1893, the British battleship Victoria, flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, sank after colliding with the Camperdown with the loss of 359 lives. Heading two columns of ships, they were attempting to switch positions.

  • In 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her diamond jubilee with a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral; she had become queen in 1837 at the age of 18.

  • In 1910, Peter Pears, English tenor, born; a colleague and friend of composer Benjamin Britten, he sang many of his works including "Peter Grimes" and co-founded the Aldeburgh music festival.

  • In 1922, Sir Henry Wilson, Field Marshal and former chief of the British Imperial General Staff, died after being shot at his house in London's Belgravia by the Irish Republican Army.

  • In 1941, Operation Barbarossa began when over 150 German army divisions invaded Russia across an 1,800-mile front between the Baltic and the Black Sea.

  • In 1949, U.S. film actress Meryl Streep born; in films from 1977, she appeared in "Julia," "Kramer Vs Kramer" and "Sophie's Choice" for which she won the Oscar for best actress.

  • In 1965, Japan and South Korea signed a treaty in Tokyo establishing diplomatic relations.

  • In 1969, Judy Garland, U.S. film actress and singer, died; famed for her roles in "The Wizard of Oz," "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "A Star is Born."

  • In 1974, Darius Milhaud, French composer, died; he was best known for the wide variety of styles in which he composed.

  • In 1981, Iranian President Bani-Sadr was dismissed by Ayatollah Khomeini.

  • In 1984, NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns retired after 13 years; he was succeeded by Lord Carrington of Britain.

  • In 1987, Fred Astaire, U.S. actor, dancer and singer, died. He starred in a large number of stage musicals and films, 10 with dancing partner Ginger Rogers.

  • In 1995, in Britain, Prime Minister John Major resigned as head of the ruling British Conservatives to conduct a party leadership election.

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