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Monday, October 12, 1998


I will work with the Republican majority to do the right thing for our country. We must pass a budget that is fiscally responsible, that honors our values, that invests in the education of our children.

-- President Clinton


today's events

  • President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances for candidates in New York and Miami.

  • The winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine is to be announced in Stockholm.

  • Defense Secretary William Cohen is scheduled to conduct diplomatic talks in Kuwait.

  • Jordan's Queen Noor and world experts to convene for two-day conference, "Water: Dispute, Prevention and Development" to be held in Washington.

on the horizon

  • Tuesday, October 13, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics and in chemistry is expected to be announced in Stockholm.

  • Wednesday, October 14, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics is to be announced.

  • Thursday, October 15, Israeli and Palestinian leaders are scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in Washington in an effort to work out a West Bank accord.

  • Friday, October 16, President Clinton is scheduled to make campaign appearances on behalf of candidates in Chicago and St. Louis.

  • Saturday, October 17, the World Series is scheduled to begin.


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  • Actress Susan Anton is 48.
  • Actor Kirk Cameron is 28.
  • Michigan Gov. John Engler is 50.
  • Comedian Dick Gregory is 66.
  • Sportscaster Tony Kubek is 62.
  • Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is 63.
  • Broadcaster Chris Wallace is 51.

on this day

  • In 1492, Christopher Columbus arrives in America.

  • In 1822, Brazil becomes independent of Portugal.

  • In 1934, Peter II becomes King of Yugoslavia following assassination of his father, King Alexander.

  • In 1945, Allied Control Council in Germany orders dissolution of Nazi Party after World War II.

  • In 1960, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev upsets decorum of U.N. General Assembly by pounding desk with his shoe.

  • In 1969, Soviet Union launches Soyuz VII spacecraft with three men aboard to join two men in orbit in Soyuz VI.

  • In 1975, Pope Paul VI canonizes an Irish archbishop, Oliver Plunkett, who was executed by British in 1681.

  • In 1995, Panama grants asylum to Haiti's Raoul Cedras, who had taken power in a 1991 coup.

  • In 1997, Cuban President Fidel Castro endorses his brother Raul to succeed him when he dies.

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