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Thursday, October 8, 1998


What happens to me, I think, ultimately will be for the American people to decide. I owe them my best efforts to work for them and that is what I'm going to do.

-- President Clinton


today's events

  • The winner of the Nobel Prize in literature is expected to be announced in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • NATO ambassadors are scheduled to meet in Brussels to discuss the situation in Kosovo.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and International Monetary Fund meet on Asian financial crisis.

  • House Banking Committee hearing to consider the implications of European Monetary Union on U.S. currency policy.

  • Talks scheduled to resume in New York in the NBA player lockout.

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

on the horizon

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, October 13, U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in AT&T vs.Iowa Utilities.


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  • Gossip columnist Rona Barrett is 62.
  • Actor David Carradine is 58.
  • Comedian Chevy Chase is 55.
  • Actor Paul Hogan is 59.
  • Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is 57.
  • Football player Rashaan Salaam is 24.
  • Actress Sigourney Weaver is 49.

on this day

  • In 1869, Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, died in Concord, New Hampshire.

  • In 1918, Sgt. Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.

  • In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for murder in the death of the infant son of Charles A. Lindbergh.

  • In 1944, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" made its debut on CBS Radio, on Ozzie and Harriet Nelson's ninth wedding anniversary.

  • In 1945, President Truman announced that the secret of the atomic bomb would be shared only with Britain and Canada.

  • In 1956, Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series to date as the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.

  • In 1982, all labor organizations in Poland, including Solidarity, were banned.

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