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

Wednesday, July 22, 1998

quote   I didn't do what they say I did.

-- Bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph, according to sources


today's events

  • U.S. Vice President Al Gore is expected to be in Ukraine.

on the horizon

  • On Thursday, July 23, the announcement of the nominees for the 50th annual Emmy Awards will be made in Los Angeles.

  • On Friday, July 24, the rescheduled start of trial for Whitewater figure Susan McDougal is set to begin in Santa Monica, California.

  • On Saturday, July 25, U.S. President Bill Clinton is tentatively scheduled to attend the commissioning of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • On Sunday, July 26, annual induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame is scheduled in Cooperstown, New York.

  • Monday, July 27, is the two-year anniversary of a bomb exploding in Centennial Park during the 1996 Summer Games. Two people died as a result of the bombing.


From earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and deadly heat waves, the earth's weather systems are a changing. To learn more about our Savage Earth, click here.

  • Today is Liberation Day in Gambia.
  • It's a Public Holiday in Swaziland.
  • Actor Orson Bean ("To Tell the Truth") is 70.
  • Actress Irene Bedard ("Crazy Horse") is 31.
  • Actor/comedian Albert Brooks ("Broadcast News") is 51.
  • Actor Willem Dafoe ("Platoon") is 43.
  • Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta is 66.
  • Actor Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon" series) is 51.
  • Musician Don Henley is 51.
  • Actor John Leguizamo ("Freak") is 33.
  • Game show host Alex Trebek ("Jeopardy") is 58.

on this day

  • In 1456, Hungarian general Janos Hunyadi defeated Turkish forces besieging Belgrade.

  • In 1515, the Congress of Vienna settled disputes issues between Poland and the Holy Roman Empire and the succession to the Hungarian throne.

  • In 1691, the Anglo-Dutch army defeated the French at Aghrim, India.

  • In 1739, the Turks defeated troops of the Holy Roman Empire at Crocyka, Yugoslavia and threatened Belgrade.

  • In 1812, the Duke of Wellington defeated the French under Marshal Marmont at the battle of Salamanca.

  • In 1917, Alexander Kerensky became prime minister of Russia, taking over from Prince Lvov.

  • In 1933, Wiley Post, U.S. pioneer aviator, became the first person to fly solo around the world, in seven days 18 hours 49 minutes.

  • In 1934, John Dillinger, U.S. bank robber and public enemy No. 1, was shot dead by FBI agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater after 13 months on the run.

  • In 1943, U.S. forces liberated Palermo, Sicily.

  • In 1950, King Leopold III returned to Belgium after six years in exile . In 1972, the European Economic Community (EEC) and European Free Trade Area (EFTA) agreed on a new free trade area linking the two organizations, effective January 1 1973.

  • In 1974, two days after invading Cyprus, Turkey accepted a U.N. resolution on a cease-fire.

  • In 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca was jailed for life for the attempted murder of Pope John Paul II.

  • In 1993, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa resigned as president of the Liberal Democratic Party, taking the blame for party's worst-ever election performance.

  • In 1995, Harold Larwood, English fast bowler, died. He spearheaded the attack on Australia's batsmen in the notorious "bodyline" cricket series of the early 1930s.

  • In 1997, Italy sentenced former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke to five years in prison for his role in Italy's worst World War II atrocity.

  • In 1997, a list of pre-1945 accounts in Swiss banks including assets left by Holocaust victims were advertised in newspapers in 28 countries.

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