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Wednesday, October 14, 1998
- The winner of the Nobel Prize in economics is scheduled to be announced in Stockholm.
- The arraignment of Russell Weston, former mental patient charged with the July 24 murders of two police officers inside the U.S. Capitol, is scheduled in Washington.
- A formal sentencing hearing is scheduled in Las Vegas, Nevada for Jeremy Strohmeyer, the 19-year-old former honor student who pleaded guilty to murdering 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson.
- 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
- Sunday, October 18, Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome, marking the 20th anniversary of his pontificate.
- Monday, October 19, Israel's Knesset begins its fall term.
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- Actor Harry Anderson is 46.
- Actor Greg Evigan is 45.
- Pianist Gary Graffman is 70.
- Designer Ralph Lauren is 59.
- Actor Roger Moore is 70.
- Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is 82.
- In 1705, the English navy captured Barcelona in the War of the Spanish Succession.
- In 1933, Nazi Germany announced it would withdraw from the League of Nations and would take no further part in the Geneva Disarmament Conference.
- In 1944, British and Greek troops liberated Athens, which had been in German hands since April 1941.
- In 1947, Flying in an army rocket-powered research plane, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier.
- In 1964, U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- In 1989, Election posters and banners blossomed in Jordan at the start of a campaign for the kingdom's first parliamentary poll in 22 years.
- In 1991, tens of thousands of jubilant Bulgarians crammed the center of Sofia to celebrate the end of the Communist Party's four-decade grasp on power.
- In 1991, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, held under house arrest for more than two years by her country's military rulers, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
- In 1994, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Yasser Arafat shared the Nobel Peace Prize.
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