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Friday, November 6, 1998


Iraq must turn back from the dangerous and self-defeating course it has chosen.

-- Acting U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Peter Burleigh, on Iraq's decision not to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors


today's events

  • President Clinton is scheduled to dedicate a new airport in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to rule upon appeal of the murder conviction of Mir Aimal Kasi, the Pakistani national convicted of murder in a 1993 shooting rampage outside CIA headquarters; in Richmond, Virginia.

  • A judge is scheduled to hear a request in Nashville, Tennessee, from James Earl Ray's brother, Jerry, for the rifle believed to have been used to kill Martin Luther King Jr.

on the horizon

  • 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 rescheduled to hold a hearing on the history of the presidential impeachment process in Washington.

  • On Tuesday, November 10, the Dalai Lama is scheduled to lecture, in Washington, on the subject of democracy.

  • On Wednesday, November 11, this year's Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, marks the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I.


Get a different perspective on politics here.

  • Actress Sally Field is 52.
  • Musician Glen Frey is 50.
  • Actor Nigel Havers is 49.
  • Actor Ethan Hawke is 28.
  • Broadcast journalist Maria Shriver is 43.
  • Comedian Mike Nichols is 67.
  • Bandleader Ray Conniff is 82.

on this day

  • In 1429, Henry VI was crowned king of England, seven years after acceding to the throne at the age of eight months.

  • In 1661, King Charles II of Spain was born; last of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, he was king from 1665 until 1700. He had no heirs and his death led to the War of Spanish Succession.

  • In 1814, Adolphe Sax, a wind instrument maker who invented the saxophone, was born.

  • In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.

  • In 1928, Jacob Schick obtained a patent for the first electric razor.

  • In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected U.S. president.

  • In 1932, in German elections, the Nazis lost 34 seats and two million votes but still remained the largest party in the Reichstag with 196 seats.

  • In 1962, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning South Africa for its apartheid policies and recommending member states apply economic sanctions.

  • In 1970, Italy and China established diplomatic relations.

  • In 1995, Israel buried Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a right-wing Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians.

  • In 1996, Croatia became the 40th member of the Council of Europe.

  • In 1996, more than 2,000 people were killed or lost at sea when a cyclone struck India's major crop-growing state of Andhra Pradesh.

  • In 1997, Paul Ricard, France's King of Pastis and one of the country's richest and most influential men, died aged 88. His "Pastis de Marseilles" brand was sold in 150 countries and was the world's number three alcoholic drink.

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