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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Wednesday November 25, 1998


I find the evidence fails to provide any reasonable support for a conclusion that the vice president may have lied.


today's events

  • A hearing for Joseph and Evangeline Combs, charged with kidnapping a girl from a children's home 20 years ago and forcing her to be a family "slave", is scheduled in Bristol, Tennessee.

  • Britain's highest court is scheduled to announce a decision on whether Gen. Augusto Pinochet has immunity from arrest. The former Chilean dictator turns 83 years old today.

  • Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is scheduled to visit France. He's scheduled to meet with French President Jacques Chirac and PrimeMinister Lionel Jospin.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive in London. His schedule includes major speech before pro-Israel supporters. The eighth annual International Press Freedom Award dinner benefiting the Committee to Protect Journalists is to be held in New York.

on the horizon

  • 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, the traditional holiday shopping season starts.

  • On Saturday, November 28, The Media Foundation marks its annual 'Buy Nothing Day' in an attempt to counteract holiday shopping 'affluenza' and return to a less commercialized season.

  • On Sunday, November 29, the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place in New York.

  • On Monday, November 30, The Supreme Court is scheduled to return after two-week recess in Washington. Justices will hear arguments in the Department of Commerce vs. The House of Representatives, a census methodology case.


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  • Actress Christina Applegate (Married. with Children) is 27.
  • Actress Kathryn Crosby is 65.
  • Sportscaster Joe Gibbs is 58.
  • Singer Amy Grant is 38.
  • Editor John F. Kennedy, Jr. (George Magazine) is 38.
  • Football player Bernie Kosar, Jr. is 35.
  • Actor John Larroquette (Night Court) is 51

on this day

  • In 1783, the last British troops left New York City at the end of the Revolutionary War.

  • In 1844, Karl Friedrich Benz, an engineer who built one of the earliest gasoline-driven engines, was born.

  • In 1915, Chilean Gen. Augusto Pinochet was born; he overthrew President Salvador Allende in 1973 and remained in power until he lost elections in 1990.

  • In 1935, King George II was returned to Greece after 12 years of exile, restored to his throne by a referendum.

  • In 1936, the Anti-Comintern Pact, an agreement between Japan and Germany to collaborate in opposition to the spread of communism, was signed.

  • In 1970, Japanese writer Yukio Mishima committed public ritual suicide in Tokyo, a protest against the westernization of Japan and the weakness of its post-WWII constitution.

  • In 1971, Denmark and Norway became the first NATO members to establish full diplomatic relations with North Vietnam.

  • In 1973, Greek military dictator George Papadopoulos was overthrown by rival officers in a bloodless coup.

  • In 1974, the Irish Republican Army was outlawed in Britain following the deaths of 21 people in a pub bombing in Birmingham.

  • In 1975, Surinam achieved independence from the Netherlands.

  • In 1986, John Poindexter resigned as U.S. national security adviser and Lt. Col. Oliver North was dismissed from the National Security Council after the Iran-Contra scandal broke.

  • In 1992, the Czech parliament voted to split the country into separate Czech and Slovak republics from January 1, 1993.

  • In 1995, Ireland voted to legalize divorce in the closest result in the nation's polling history, a margin of less than 1 percent.

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