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Monday, September 28, 1998


This is a season I will never, ever forget, and I hope everybody in baseball never forgets.

-- St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Mark McGwire, who hit his 69th and 70th homers on Sunday -- the last day of the regular season.


today's events

  • Hearing is scheduled for U.S. Embassy bombing suspect Khalid Salim, charged in the Aug. 7 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi

  • Federal investigators to meet with outdoorsmen in Andrew, North Carolina, to ask for their help in finding bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph.

  • Opening statements scheduled in Washington state's $6 billion lawsuit against the tobacco industry.

  • Federal trial scheduled in Little Rock, Arkansas, for Whitewater figure Susan McDougal on two contempt counts and an obstruction of justice charge stemming from her refusal to answer grand jury questions about President and Mrs. Clinton.

on the horizon

  • Tuesday, September 29, major league baseball playoffs begin.

  • Wednesday, September 30, last day of the 1998 World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Thursday, October 1, hearing scheduled in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, in case of pilot and navigator of a Marine jet that clipped an Italian ski gondola in February 1998.

  • Friday, October 2, Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.

  • Saturday, October 3, Nevada Athletic Commission may announce a decision on relicensing of boxer Mike Tyson.


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  • Actress Brigitte Bardot is 64.
  • Basketball player Johnny Dawkins, Jr. is 35.
  • Actor Jeffrey Jones ("Beetlejuice") is 51.
  • Singer Ben E. King is 60.
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Largent is 44.
  • Singer Meat Loaf is 47.
  • Former Illinois Sen. Charles Percy is 79.

on this day

  • In 1542, Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.

  • In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their siege of Yorktown Heights, Virginia.

  • In 1787, Congress voted to send the just-completed Constitution of the United States to state legislatures for their approval.

  • In 1850, flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy.

  • In 1924, two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.

  • In 1939, during World War II, Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on a plan to partition Poland.

  • In 1967, Walter Washington took office as the first mayor of the District of Columbia.

  • In 1972, Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.

  • In 1987, U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder announced in Denver that she would not run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • In 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat signed an accord to transfer much of the West Bank to the control of its Arab residents.

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