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

Tuesday, September 29, 1998


We have made significant progress on the path to peace and I think we could finish it by mid-October and I certainly hope we do.

-- President Clinton, discussing Mideast peace process.


today's events

  • House Commerce panel holds hearing in Washington on whether investors have adequate information about bond prices and mutual fund fees.

  • Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

  • Major League Baseball playoffs begin.

on the horizon

  • 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 the 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 boxer Mike Tyson.

  • Sunday, October 4, National Gallery of Art in Washington opens exhibition of 70 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, many of which have never been seen outside Holland.


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  • Filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni is 86.
  • Actress Anita Ekberg ("La Dolce Vita") is 67.
  • Journalist Bryant Gumbel is 50.
  • Musician Jerry Lee Lewis is 63.
  • Basketball player Hersey R. Hawkins, Jr. is 32.
  • Actress Madeline Kahn ("Young Frankenstein") is 56.
  • Actor Ian McShane ("Lovejoy") is 56.

on this day

  • In 1066. William the Conqueror invades England to claim English throne.

  • In 1399, King Richard II of England abdicates.

  • In 1875, rebellion in Cuba leads to deterioration of U.S.-Spanish relations.

  • In 1911, Italy declares war on Turkey, and Italian fleet bombards Tripoli coast.

  • In 1923, British mandate in Palestine begins.

  • In 1972, China and Japan normalize relations.

  • In 1979, Pope John Paul II addresses crowd of more than 1 million in Dublin to make impassioned appeal for peace in Northern Ireland.

  • In 1988, U.N. peacekeeping forces monitoring world's trouble spots for 40 years win Nobel Peace Prize.

  • In 1994, prodded by the United States, NATO allies agree to intensify retaliatory air strikes in Bosnia.

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