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Sunday, September 20, 1998
What you have a very one-sided, partisan effort to release material, before the president gets a chance to review it or respond to it, that makes the president look bad.
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, referring to the planned release Monday by the House Judiciary Committee of President Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony and 2,800 pages of supporting material
- President Clinton heads to New York City to attend U.N. General Assembly meetings.
- The Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown.
- Chicago Cubs to hold tribute for slugger Sammy Sosa.
- An estimated 500 accordion players gather to play "Our Lady of Spain" in effort to set Guinness world record.
- On Monday, September 21, Leaders from across the globe gather to address U-N General Assembly general debate in New York.
- On Tuesday, September 22, President Clinton meets with Japanese Prime Minister Obuchi at the Rockefeller family estate in Tarrytown, New York.
- On Wednesday, September 23, NASA sponsors Challenge Mission, an eight-day deployment of the Carpenter Space Analog Station on the sea floor off Key Largo, Florida.
- On Thursday, September 24, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno hosts national "Summit on School Violence and Kids" in Salt Lake City.
- On Friday, September 25, President Clinton attends political fund-raiser in Chicago, then travels to California.
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- Former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach is 81.
- Psychologist Joyce Brothers is 70.
- Poet Donald A. Hall is 70.
- Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock From the Sun") is 31.
- Hockey Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur is 47.
- Actress Sophia Loren ("Two Women") is 64.
- Comedian Anne Meara is 74.
- Rock singers Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson are 31
- In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan sailed from Seville, Spain, with a fleet of five ships in an attempt to circumnavigate the world.
- In 1803, Robert Emmet, Irish patriot, was hanged for his part in trying to seize Dublin Castle.
- In 1967, the British liner Queen Elizabeth II was launched at Clydebank, Scotland.
- In 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a tennis match in Houston, billed as the "Battle of the Sexes."
- In 1976, The Swedish Social Democratic Party was defeated in parliamentary elections after more than 40 years in power.
- In 1977, Vietnam and Djibouti became the 149th and 150th members of the United Nations.
- In 1981, Belize achieved independence from Britain.
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