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Sunday, October 11, 1998


We are in a very grim situation, and I think everybody knows how serious it is. We're not anywhere near the point where anyone can be satisfied.

-- Envoy Richard Holbrooke on the Kosovo crisis


today's events

  • U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • U.S. President Bill Clinton and the first lady mark their 23rd wedding anniversary.

  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin is to visit the Central Asian nations of Uzbekistan and Kazakstan.

on the horizon

  • On Monday, October 12, U.S. President Bill Clinton travels to New York and Florida to make campaign appearances for political candidates.

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

  • On Wednesday, October 14, a hearing is scheduled for Russell Weston, a former mental patient charged with the July 24 murders of two U.S. Capitol Police officers.

  • On Thursday, October 15, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Washington to try to hammer out a Middle East peace agreement.

  • On Friday, October 16, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in Oslo, Norway.


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  • Actor Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills 90210") is 32.
  • Actress Joan Cusack ("Sixteen Candles") is 36.
  • Singer Daryl Hall (Hall and Oates) is 50.
  • Actor Ron Leibman ("Norma Rae") is 61.
  • Actor David Morse ("St. Elsewhere") is 45.
  • Actor Roy Scheider ("Jaws") is 63.
  • NFL star Steve Young is 37.

on this day

  • In 1779, the Polish nobleman Casimir Pulaski was killed fighting for American independence at the battle of Savannah, Georgia.

  • In 1797, a Dutch fleet was defeated by the British off Camperdown, Holland.

  • In 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in Washington, DC.

  • In 1911, Nationalist Chinese overthrew the Chinese monarchy on mainland China.

  • In 1915, British nurse Edith Cavell was executed in Brussels during World War I.

  • In 1933, Latin American nations signed the Rio de Janeiro nonaggression pact.

  • In 1963, the United Nations, in a 106-1 vote, condemned repression in South Africa.

  • In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathy Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space.

  • In 1985, U. S. fighter jets forced an Egyptian airliner carrying terrorists who had hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro to Italy. The hijackers were then arrested.

  • In 1989, an international consortium led by Texaco Inc. discovered high-quality crude oil in a previously unexplored area off the African coast.

  • In 1993, a U.S. ship carrying U.N. representatives was blocked from docking in Haiti by army-backed troops.

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