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Tuesday, November 10, 1998


The ideas are too big, the issues are too important for any one person to put their office above the country and the party.

-- Outgoing House Speaker Newt Gingrich


today's events

  • Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi is expected to begin a visit to Moscow.

  • Queen Elizabeth II goes to France for World War I armistice anniversary.

  • Christmas celebration begins at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. It is celebrated in much the same fashion as it was in 1895 when George Vanderbilt formally opened Biltmore House.

on the horizon

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

  • On Thursday, November 12, Newly elected Republican members of the House gather In Washington for freshman orientation and leadership elections.

  • On Friday, November 13, President Clinton is tentatively scheduled to take a 10-day tour of Asia. His first stop is Guam.

  • On Saturday, November 14, 50th birthday party is held in London for Prince Charles, hosted by his companion, Camilla Parker Bowles.

  • On Sunday, November 15, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is scheduled to speak at the University of Colorado in Boulder.


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  • Singer Donna Fargo is 49.
  • Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 39.
  • Native American rights activist Russell Means is 58.
  • Dancer Ann Reinking is 49.
  • Lyricist Tim Rice is 54.

on this day

  • In 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was authorized under the Continental Congress.

  • In 1928, Hirohito was crowned Emperor of Japan. He had effectively become head of state and was named Regent when his father became ill in 1920. He ruled until his death in 1989.

  • In 1942, buoyant after the desert victory at El Alamein, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said: "This is notthe end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

  • In 1960, Britain and Romania signed a financial agreement providing for final settlement of British claims arising from their 1947 peace treaty.

  • In 1964, Kenya became a one-party state by consent.

  • In 1989, Bulgarian leader Todor Zhikov stepped down as Communist Party chief and head of state after 35 years in power.

  • In 1990, veteran socialist leader Chandra Shekhar was sworn in as India's new prime minister at the head of its second minority government in less than a year.

  • In 1995, President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia and FranjoTudjman of Croatia initialled an agreement shoring up their federation in the first breakthrough of U.S.-led talks aimed at ending four years of war in the former Yugoslavia.

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