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Wednesday, October 7, 1998
- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is to address National Association of Bank Executives in Washington.
- President Clinton is scheduled to meet with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Washington.
- Summit on race relations on college campuses is to be held in New York.
- House International Relations Committee is to hold a hearing in Washington on developments in Europe, particularly recent events in Kosovo.
- Several million demonstrators expected to participate in nationwide workers' protest throughout Russia.
- South Korean President Kim Dae-jung scheduled to begin a three-day visit with Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.
- Thursday, October 8, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and International Monetary Fund holds three-day conference on Asian financial crisis.
- Friday, October 9, President Clinton is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor-elect Gerhard Schroeder.
- Saturday, October 10, Conference on Human Dignity and Policing sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives is scheduled in New York.
- Sunday, October 11, official canonization ceremony is to be held at the Vatican for Edith Stein, Jewish-born nun who was killed at Auschwitz.
- Monday, October 12, President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances for candidates in New York and Miami.
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- Actress June Allyson ("Little Women") is 81.
- Poet Imamu Amiri Baraka is 64.
- Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit is 64.
- Australian novelist Thomas Keneally is 63.
- Cellist Yo Yo Ma is 43.
- Singer Al Martino is 71.
- Singer John Mellencamp is 47.
- Former National Security Council aide Oliver North is 55.
- Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is 67.
- In 1950, U.N. General Assembly approves Allied advance north of 38th parallel in Korean conflict.
- In 1958, President Iskander Nirza proclaims martial law in Pakistan.
- In 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy signs nuclear test ban treaty between United States, Britain and Soviet Union.
- In 1981, Egypt's Vice President Hosni Mubarak is nominated as successor to slain President Anwar Sadat.
- In 1985, Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro is hijacked by Palestinians in Mediterranean.
- In 1995, New York's Central Park is transformed into a giant open-air cathedral as Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass before a flock of 250,000.
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