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Saturday, November 14, 1998


Iraq has a simple choice reverse course or face the consequences

-- U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright


today's events

  • Nobel Peace Prize-winner S. African Archbishop Desmond Tutu travels to Colorado to attend PeaceJam, which brings peace-prize winners together with teen-agers.

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

  • Cult deprogrammers and former cult members discuss new cult deprogramming techniques at a meeting to be held in Northbrook, Illinois.

on the horizon

  • On Sunday, November 15, Tutu is scheduled to speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

  • On Monday, November 16, John Glenn and fellow astronauts from 10-day Discovery space shuttle mission will be honored with a ticker-tape parade in Manhattan.

  • On Tuesday, November 17, President Clinton is scheduled to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • On Wednesday, November 18, House Republicans will meet to choose leadership for the 106th Congress, including a replacement for outgoing Speaker Newt Gingrich. Rep. Bob Livingston, R-LA, is expected to get the nod.

  • On Thursday, November 19, the House Judiciary Committee is to open impeachment hearings with Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr scheduled to testify in a public session.


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  • Singer Stephen Bishop is 47.
  • Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is 75.
  • Jordan's King Hussein is 63.
  • Charles, the Prince of Wales, is 50.
  • Former basketball player Jack Wayne Sikma is 43.
  • Actor Don Stewart (“Guiding Light”) is 63.

on this day

  • In 1770, Scottish explorer James Bruce discovered the source of the Blue Nile on Lake Tana in northwest Ethiopia.

  • In 1840, the French artist Claude Monet, one of the creators of impressionism, was born.

  • In 1910, Captain Eugene Ely, in a Curtiss biplane, made the first takeoff from the deck of a ship.

  • In 1918, Tomas Masaryk was elected the first president of Czechoslovakia.

  • In 1941, the British aircraft carrier Ark Royal was sunk in a German submarine attack off Gibraltar.

  • In 1963, a new island was created off the Icelandic coast by an undersea volcanic eruption.

  • In 1969, the team which was to make the second moon landing, astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, took off aboard Apollo 12 from Cape Kennedy.

  • In 1973, Britain's Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips were married in Westminster Abbey.

  • In 1981, Senegal and Gambia formed a confederation known as Senegambia and headed by the president of Senegal, Abdou Diouf.

  • In 1983, the first U.S. cruise missiles arrived at Greenham Common airbase in England amid protests from peace campaigners.

  • In 1991, Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia made a triumphant return home after 13 years in exile.

  • In 1993, Puerto Rico's pro-statehood Gov. Pedro Rossello conceded narrow defeat in the island's plebiscite on whether to become the 51st American state.

  • In 1994, the first fare-paying passengers on the new rail service traveled through the Channel Tunnel linking England and France.

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