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Saturday November 28, 1998
For me, this long ago ceased to be primarily a legal or political issue and became instead a painful personal one, demanding atonement and daily work toward reconciliation and restoration of trust with my family, my friends, my Administration and the American people.
President Clinton, in statement responding to questions submitted by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), chairman of the House Judiciary committee
- The Media Foundation marks its annual 'Buy Nothing Day' in an attempt to counteract holiday shopping 'affluenza' and return to a less commercialized season.
- A funeral for Obie Scott is to be held in Marion, Georgia. He was the father of Coretta Scott King and a small-town storeowner who provided free groceries to the poor.
- On Sunday, November 29, the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade takes place in New York.
- On Monday, November 30, a hearing for three boys charged on November 18 with conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide at Burlington High School is scheduled in Racine, Washington. Prosecutors have asked for psychological evaluations of the boys.
- On Tuesday, December 1, The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing in Washington on 'The Consequences of Perjury and Related Crimes.' Testimony is expected from judges and convicted perjurers.
- On Wednesday, December 2, the 66th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place in New York.
- On Thursday, December 3, the target launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on an eleven-day International Space Station mission is scheduled at Cape Canaveral. The 'Endeavour' is tentatively scheduled to rendezvous with the Space Station on December 6.
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- Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. is 69.
- Actor Ed Harris ('The Right Stuff') is 48.
- Former Senator Gary Hart is 60.
- Actress Hope Lange ('Bus Stop') is 65.
- Actor Judd Nelson ('The Breakfast Club') is 39.
- Composer Randy Newman ('Ragtime') is 55.
- Band leader Paul Shaffer is 49.
- In 1520, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan passed through the strait which bears his name to the Pacific ocean.
- In 1757, William Blake, the English poet, painter and engraver, was born.
- In 1820, Friedrich Engels, the German socialist and associate of Karl Marx, was born; he edited the second and third volumes of Marx's "Das Kapital".
- In 1821, Panama declared itself independent of Spain and joined the Republic of Colombia.
- In 1905, the Irish political party Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.
- In 1934, the U.S. bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson was killed near Barrington, Illinois, by FBI agents.
- In 1958, Mauritania became an autonomous republic within the French Community; two years later on this day it achieved full independence.
- In 1962, Wilhemina, Queen of the Netherlands from 1890-1948, died.
- In 1964, the U.S. space probe Mariner 4 was launched on a journey to Mars; it passed within 5,400 miles of Mars in July 1965.
- In 1971, the prime minister of Jordan, Wasfi Tell, was shot by Black September terrorists outside the Hilton Hotel in Cairo where he was on an official visit.
- In 1979, an Air Zealand DC-10 flying from Auckland to the South Pole hit Mount Erebus in Antarctica, killing all 257 people aboard.
- In 1994, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was clubbed to death in prison as he cleaned a toilet
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