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Thursday, November 5, 1998
I think that part of the message from the election last night was get on with that agenda, focus on the challenges that are confronting the people of the United States of America. And I hope and expect that the Congress will hear that message.
Vice President Al Gore
- A news briefing is scheduled with six-member crew of upcoming shuttle "Endeavour" mission at Cape Canaveral. They'll discuss the tentatively scheduled December 3 International Space Station mission.
- President Clinton is scheduled to present the 1998 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals at the White House. Recipients include actor Gregory Peck, rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino, dancer Gwen Verdon and novelist Philip Roth.
- A two-day conference of Nobel Peace Prize winners is scheduled in Charlottesville, Virginia. They'll discuss their current efforts to promote peace and human rights. The Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Betty Williams of Northern Ireland, and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez are among those scheduled to attend.
- Alameda County, California, ministers, health officials and HIV/AIDS service providers to announce an AIDS 'state of emergency' for African-Americans.
- On Friday, November 6, Prince Charles begins a two-day visit to Sofia, Bulgaria.
- On Saturday, November 7, the Dalai Lama attends the International Conference on Tibetan Medicine in Washington.
- On Sunday, November 8, the American Academy of Ophthalmology holds its annual meeting with topics ranging from microchip surgery to "shaken baby" syndrome.
- On Monday, November 9, A House Judiciary constitution subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the history of the presidential impeachment process in Washington.
- On Tuesday, November 10, Queen Elizabeth II goes to France for the World War I armistice anniversary.
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- Singer Bryan Adams is 39.
- Singer Art Garfunkel is 57.
- Actor Corin Nemec is 27.
- Actress Tatum O'Neal is 35.
- Actress Elke Sommer is 57.
- Basketball player Jerry Stackhouse is 24.
- Singer Ike Turner is 67.
- In 1556, Akhbar the Great Mughal routed the Hindus under Hemu by turning their elephants against them at the battle of Panipat in the Hindu revolt.
- In 1912, Woodrow Wilson won the U.S. presidential election, becoming the only president to defeat two former presidents in one election.
- In 1914, France declared war on Turkey.
- In 1928, Mount Etna in Sicily erupted, destroying a large area. The village of Mascali was completely buried.
- In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president of the United States for the third time, defeating Wendell Wilkie.
- In 1946, John F. Kennedy was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
- In 1956, in the Suez Crisis, British and French troops began to land at Port Said, Egypt.
- In 1968, Richard Nixon won the U.S. presidential election by a narrow margin over Hubert Humphrey.
- In 1978, Iranian Prime Minister Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigned following riots and demonstrations against the Shah.
- In 1990, Meir Kahane, an American-born rabbi who advocated expelling all Arabs from Israel, was shot dead in New York.
- In 1991, Czech-born British media tycoon Robert Maxwell died after falling overboard off his yacht.
- In 1995, former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti was charged with complicity in murder.
- In 1996, Russian President Boris Yeltsin came through seven hours of open heart surgery. He resumed full presidential duties the next day.
- In 1996, Democrat Bill Clinton was re-elected U.S. president, defeating Republican Bob Dole.
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