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Monday, June 22, 1998
I believe that Colombia has really voted for a change.
Andres Pastrana, elected president of Colombia Sunday
- The 75th National Marbles Tournament begins in Wildwood, New Jersey.
- 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.
- 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
- In 1757, George Vancouver, British explorer, born. He sailed
with Captain Cook and explored Australia and later Vancouver
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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