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Friday, October 2, 19988


We believe that the best solution continues to be a diplomatic solution.

-- U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, discussing the Kosovo crisis.


today's events

  • Pope John Paul II visits Croatia.

  • President Clinton is tentatively scheduled to make campaign appearances for Democratic candidates in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

  • House Government Reform subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Pentagon's domestic preparedness programs, which are in response to recent attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa.

  • A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Gaithersburg, Maryland, for boxer Mike Tyson, who faces an assault charge stemming from a minor traffic accident on Aug.31.

  • National Basketball Hall of Fame induction takes place in Springfield, Massachusetts.

on the horizon

  • Saturday, October 3, representatives of world's biggest oil companies scheduled to meet in Vienna to discuss industry restructuring and geopolitics of petroleum.

  • Sunday, October 4, Tipper Gore leads 12th annual AIDS Walk in Washington.

  • Monday, October 5, U.S. Judiciary Committee may vote on resolution to begin impeachment hearings.

  • Tuesday, October 6, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled as keynote speaker for 40th anniversary of Women's Emergency Committee to Open our Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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  • Publisher Clay S. Felker is 70.
  • Fashion designer Donna Karan is 50.
  • Singer Don McLean is 53.
  • Movie critic Rex Reed is 59.
  • Musician Sting is 47.
  • Former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is 66.

on this day

  • In 1780, British spy John Andre was hanged in Tappan, New York.

  • In 1835, the first battle of the Texas Revolution took place as American settlers defeated a Mexican cavalry near the Guadalupe River.

  • In 1869, political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India.

  • In 1919, President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

  • In 1924, the League of Nations adopts Geneva Protocol for peaceful settlement of international disputes.

  • In 1950, the comic strip "Peanuts," created by Charles M. Schulz, was first published in nine newspapers.

  • In 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; he was the first black appointed to the nation's highest court.

  • In 1985, actor Rock Hudson died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, at age 59 after battling the deadly disease AIDS.

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