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Sunday, November 22, 1998
- President Clinton continues his Asia trip. He is scheduled attend a reception in Guam.
- Ambassadors and representatives from Egypt, Jordan,Israel, and Palestinian Authority are scheduled to convene at a special symposium on the Mideast peace process in Washington.
- A special session of Jordan's parliament in Amman is scheduled to discuss the continuing absence of King Hussein.
- Today is Independence Day in Lebanon. President Hrawi is scheduled to participate in his last official ceremony in Beirut before handing over power to General Emile Lahoud, who will be sworn in Tuesday as the 11th president of Lebanon.
- Chinese President Jiang Zemin is scheduled to visit Russia for four days. His schedule includes talks with Russian President Yeltsin and other senior Russian leaders.
- On Monday, November 23, the OPEC meeting convenes in Vienna, Austria.
- On Tuesday, November 24, the eighth annual International Press Freedom Award dinner benefiting the Committee to Protect Journalists is to be held in New York.
- On Wednesday, November 25, Britain's highest court is scheduled to announce a decision in London on whether General Augusto Pinochet has immunity from arrest. The former Chilean dictator turns 83 years old today.
- On Thursday, November 26, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is scheduled to address the Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland. He is the first British politician to do so since the formation of the independent Irish state in 1922.
- On Friday, November 27, marks the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
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- Tennis player Boris Franz Becker is 31.
- Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda) is 40.
- Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is 77.
- Actor Allen Garfield (Dick Tracy) is 59.
- Actor Terry Gilliam (Monty Pythons Flying Circus) is 58.
- Actress Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan) is 37.
- Former tennis player Billie Jean King is 55.
- In 1497, Portuguese navigator Vasco Da Gama became the first to sail round the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.
- In 1718, Edward Teach, known as "Blackbeard" the pirate, was killed off the coast of North Carolina.
- In 1774, Robert Clive, soldier and colonial administrator,committed suicide. The first British administrator of Bengal, he was instrumental in the foundation of British rule in India.
- In 1830, the Belgian Congress voted to turn the country into a monarchy.
- In 1878, the Second Afghan War began when British troops shelled Ali Mujid.
- In 1916, U.S. writer Jack London, famous for "White Fang" and "Call of the Wild," died.
- In 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the war against Japan.
- In 1943, after 23 years of French rule, Lebanon achieved independence.
- In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
- In 1974, gunmen hijacked a British Airways VC10 at Dubai; three days later they abandoned the plane at Tunis after murdering a passenger and securing the release of Palestinians from jails in Cairo and The Hague.
- In 1975, King Juan Carlos was sworn in as King of Spain, the first Spanish monarch since Alfonso XIII went into exile in 1931. General Franco, who had ruled Spain since 1939, died two days previously.
- In 1977, after two years of legal wrangling, the Anglo-French Concorde began regular flights to New York from London and Paris.
- In 1990, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher resigned after 11 years term in office.
- In 1995, British housewife Rosemary West was found guilty of killing 10 women and girls, including her daughter and stepdaughter. She was sentenced to life in prison for each of them.
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