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Tuesday, September 22, 1998


We were dazzled by her speed, humbled by her talent, and captivated by her style.

-- U.S. President Bill Clinton on the death of Florence Griffith Joyner


today's events

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton meets with Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi at the Rockefeller family estate in Tarrytown, New York.

on the horizon

  • On Wednesday, September 23, NASA sponsors the 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 a national "Summit on School Violence and Kids" in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • On Friday, September 25, U.S. President Bill Clinton attends a political fund-raiser in Chicago and then travels to California.

  • On Saturday, September 26, Cindy Crawford, Aretha Franklin, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Michael Bolton are to participate in the National Cancer March in Washington, D.C.

  • On Sunday, September 27, national elections are held in Germany.


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  • Actor Scott Baio ("Happy Days") is 37.
  • Model Shari Belafonte-Harper is 44.
  • Singer Debbie Boone ("You Light Up My Life") is 42.
  • Singer Joan Jett ("I Love Rock 'n' Roll") is 38.
  • Los Angeles Dodger icon Tommy Lasorda is 71.
  • Actor Paul Le Mat ("Melvin and Howard") is 53.
  • Actress Catherine Oxenberg ("Dynasty") is 37.
  • Actor Eugene Roche ("Soap") is 70.

on this day

  • In 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.

  • In 1789, the U.S. Congress authorized the office of Postmaster-General.

  • In 1792, the French Republic was proclaimed.

  • In 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states free as of January 1, 1863.

  • In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb.

  • In 1964, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances.

  • In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot U.S. President Gerald Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed.

  • In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.

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