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

Tuesday, July 7, 1998

quote   "He just seemed to be the ultimate good guy."

-- Film historian Leonard Maltin speaking of Roy Rogers, who died Monday at 86.


today's events

  • Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is scheduled to be played in Denver.

on the horizon

  • On Wednesday, July 8, Poet Maya Angelou and Dr. Henry Foster will speak in Washington as the Black Church Initiative of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice holds a follow-up to last year's National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality.

  • On Thursday, July 9, Amy Grossberg and Brian Patterson are scheduled to be sentenced in Wilmington, Delaware, on charges related to the November 1996 death of their baby, who was delivered in secret and dumped in a trash bin.

  • On Friday, July 10, National Organization for Women is scheduled to hold its annual meeting in Rochester, New York.

  • On Saturday, July 11, the Three Tenors are scheduled to perform at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to mark the end of the World Cup.

  • On Sunday, July 12, the final World Cup soccer game will be played in St. Denis, France.


Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated for the Supreme Court of the United States on this day in 1981. She went on to become the first female Supreme Court justice.

  • Guyana celebrates Caribbean Day.
  • Solomon Islands celebrate Independence Day.
  • Yemen celebrates Unity Factory Day.
  • Tanzania celebrates Saba Saba Day.
  • Zambia celebrates Unity Day.
  • Fashion designer Pierre Cardin is 76.
  • Actress Shelley Duvall ("Popeye") is 49.
  • Composer Doc Severinsen is 71.
  • Drummer Ringo Starr is 58.

on this day

  • In 1307, King Edward I of England died on his way north to subdue a rebellion in Scotland; he was succeeded by Edward II.

  • In 1807, the first of the Treaties of Tilsit was signed, under which France and Russia became allies and divided Europe between them.

  • In 1930, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, English author and creator of "Sherlock Holmes," died.

  • In 1937, following the establishment of a commission to investigate the mandate in Palestine, the Peel Report was published in Britain. It recommended that there should be separate Arab and Jewish states.

  • In 1941, President Roosevelt announced that U.S. forces had landed in Iceland to prevent a Nazi invasion.

  • In 1952, the liner United States made the fastest-ever crossing of the Atlantic, on her maiden voyage.

  • In 1978, the Solomon Islands gained independence from Britain.

  • In 1981, President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to become a Supreme Court justice; she became the first woman member of the Supreme Court in September.

  • In 1991, a republic movement backed by more than 100 prominent Australians was formally launched.

  • In 1994, northern Yemeni forces gained total control of their southern foe's last bastion, Aden, crushing a bid to recreate an independent state; fleeing southern leaders vowed to continue the war.

  • In 1995, flamboyant Italian ex-Foreign Minister Gianni De Michelis was sentenced to four years in prison for corruption.

  • In 1996, rightist Christian Democrat Jaime Nebot conceded defeat in Ecuador's runoff presidential election to populist Abdala Bucaram of the center-left Roldosista Party.

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