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

Wednesday, September 2, 1998

quote   We believe our fundamental economic policy is sound. We believe our people are working at record rates, and we are determined to stay on a path of fiscal discipline that brought us to where we are.

-- President Bill Clinton


today's events

  • British Prime Minister Tony Blair has recalled Parliament for a special session to debate new anti-terrorism legislation.

  • President Clinton is scheduled to wrap up trip to Russia in Moscow.

on the horizon

  • On Thursday, September 3, U.S. President Bill Clinton is scheduled to begin trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • On Friday, September 4, the start of the Million Youth Movement begins in Atlanta.

  • On Saturday, September 5, a Million Youth March is planned in New York.

  • On Sunday, September 6, prayers are scheduled to be said for Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey, where her funeral was held one year ago today.

  • On Monday, September 7, the United States celebrates Labor Day.


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  • Today is National Day in Vietnam.
  • Author-conservationist Cleveland Amory is 81.
  • Former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth is 61.
  • Rhythm-and-blues singer Sam Gooden (The Impressions) is 59.
  • Former Pittsburgh Steelers' QB Terry Bradshaw is 50.
  • Actor Mark Harmon ("St. Elsewhere") is 47.
  • Tennis player Jimmy Connors is 46.
  • Actress Linda Purl ("Happy Days") is 43.
  • Rock musician Jerry Augustyniak (10,000 Maniacs) is 40.
  • Singer k.d. lang is 37.
  • Actor Keanu Reeves ("Speed") is 34.
  • Actress Selma Hayek ("Desperado") is 30.

on this day

  • In 31 B.C., Mark Anthony's naval force, including a squadron of Cleopatra's, was defeated at Actium by Roman legions under Augustus Caesar.

  • In 1666, the Great Fire of London began in a bakery in Pudding Lane; it raged for four days and destroyed parts of the city.

  • In 1789, Congress established the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

  • In 1807, the British began bombarding Copenhagen to stop Napoleon from using the Danish fleet against Britain.

  • In 1864, in the U.S. Civil War, Union forces under General William Tecumseh Sherman occupied Atlanta, Georgia.

  • In 1866, the general assembly of Crete proclaimed the abolition of the Turkish authority and union with Greece.

  • In 1870, Napoleon III capitulated to the Prussian forces at the Battle of Sedan, France. This led to the fall of the Second French Empire.

  • In 1898, Lord Kitchener's Anglo-Egyptian forces decisively defeated the Dervishes at the Battle of Omdurman, Sudan.

  • In 1901, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt made his famous speech in which he said America should "speak softly and carry a big stick."

  • In 1923, the first elections were held in the Irish Free State after independence from Britain.

  • In 1930, flying their plane "Point d'Interrogation," French aviators Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte completed the first non-stop flight from Europe to the United States.

  • In 1940, Britain and the United States signed a deal giving Britain 50 aged destroyers in exchange for permission for the United States to use British naval bases in the West Indies.

  • In 1945, aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri, Japanese leaders signed the unconditional surrender which ended World War II.

  • In 1945, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was proclaimed, with Ho Chi Minh as president.

  • In 1947, American states signed a treaty of mutual assistance, the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro.

  • In 1947, President Carlos Mancheno of Ecuador was overthrown in a coup.

  • In 1962, the Soviet Union agreed to send arms to Cuba to help it meet "threats from aggressive imperialist elements."

  • In 1963, Alabama Gov. George Wallace stopped public school integration of blacks and whites by encircling Tuskegee High School with a cordon of state troopers.

  • In 1990, Canadian soldiers seized control of an outpost of Mohawk Indians near Montreal, ending a 53-day armed standoff.

  • In 1993, the Vatican accepted a Chinese invitation for a high level visit to Beijing, the first such meeting since the 1949 communist takeover.

  • In 1994, the Bulgarian government of Prime Minister Lyuben Berov resigned.

  • In 1996, Muslim rebels and the Philippines government signed a peace pact ending 24 years of war that killed 125,000 people.

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