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

Saturday, September 5, 1998

quote   I made a big mistake. It is indefensible and I am sorry.

-- U.S. President Bill Clinton


today's events

  • A Million Youth March for young professionals is planned in New York.

  • President Clinton concludes his trip to Ireland.

  • Concert in Rome is to mark the first anniversary of Mother Teresa's death.

  • North Korea's newly elected parliament convenes.

on the horizon

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

  • On Monday, September 7, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is to appear at Interparliamentary Union session in Moscow.

  • On Tuesday, September 8, a hearing is scheduled for Russell Weston Jr., charged in the U.S. Capitol shootings that killed two Capitol Police officers.

  • On Wednesday, September 9, the House of Representatives returns after August recess.

  • On Thursday, September 10, the House International Relations Committee is to hold a hearing on the safety of U.S. embassies worldwide.


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  • Actor William Devane, ("From Here to Eternity", "Knots Landing") is 59.
  • Actor Dennis Dugan ("The Howling", "Parenthood") is 52.
  • Former football player Willie James Gault is 38.
  • Cartoonist Cathy Lee Guisewite ("Cathy") is 48.
  • Singer Carol Lawrence is 63.
  • Comedian Bob Newhart ("The Bob Newhart Show") is 69.
  • Actress Raquel Welch ("The Three Musketeers") is 56.

on this day

  • In 1638, Louis XIV was born. King of France from 1643-1715, he built the Palace of Versailles during what was the longest reign in European history.

  • In 1735, Johann Christian Bach was born. German composer, son of Johann Sebastian Bach, he composed more than 40 symphonies and several operas.

  • In 1774, the first Continental Congress of the 13 U.S. colonies met in Philadelphia with all attending except Georgia. It ended on October 26 with criticism of British influence in North America.

  • In 1791, Giacomo Meyerbeer born as Jakob Liebmann. German operatic composer best known for his grand operas "Les Huguenots" and "L'Africaine."

  • In 1847, Western legend and bandit Jesse James was born in Kearney, Missouri.

  • In 1975, Lynette A. Frome, a follower of convicted murderer Charles Manson, attempted to shoot U.S. President Gerald Ford.

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