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

Monday November 30, 1998

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Despite the terms of any managed care agreements ... federal law requires that stabilizing medical treatment be provided in an emergency

-- U.S. Health and Human Services Department Inspector General June Gibbs Brown, noting that hospitals may not deny or delay emergency room care, even when health insurance plans require permission before treatment

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today's events

  • The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to return after a two-week recess.

  • The House Judiciary Committee is tentatively scheduled to continue questioning impeachment inquiry witnesses in Washington.

  • 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.

  • Today marks the beginning of a 50-nation conference of donors to the Palestinian Authority.

  • Closing arguments in the trial of former Clinton Cabinet member Mike Espy take place in Washington. He faces 30 charges, including accusations that he violated the federal meat inspection law.

  • The trial in the lawsuit brought against Microsoft by the Justice Department and 20 states accusing software firm of antitrust violations takes place in Washington.


on the horizon

  • 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.

  • On Friday, December 4, The American Epilepsy Society holds annual meeting in San Diego.

  • On Saturday, December 5, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are scheduled to play in the Carlos Baerga Celebrity Softball Game in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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  • Former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm is 74.
  • Television host Dick Clark is 69.
  • Actor Richard Crenna (“Wait Until Dark”) is 71.
  • Singer Des’ree is 28.
  • Actor Robert Guillaume (“Soap”) is 71.
  • Singer Billy Idol is 43.
  • Former baseball player Bo Jackson is 36.
  • Dramatist David Mamet is 51.
  • Actress Virginia Mayo ('The Best Years of Our Lives') is 76.
  • Actor Mandy Patinkin ('Evita') is 46.
  • Singer Paul Stoodey (Peter, Paul and Mary) is 61.
  • Actor Efrem Zimbalist,Jr. (“Airport”) is 75.


on this day

  • In 1016, English King Edmund II died. Known as "Ironside" for his fierce resistance to the invading Canute who eventually defeated him and became King on Edmund's death.

  • In 1700, Eight thousand Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated a force of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. At least 10,000 Russians died. The army lost 600. Charles XII died on this day in 1718 during an invasion of Norway.

  • In 1838, After the French occupation of Vera Cruz three days earlier, Mexico declared war on France.

  • In 1853, In the Crimean War, the Russian fleet attacked and destroyed the Turkish fleet and part of the harbor at the battle of Sinope.

  • In 1900, Oscar Wilde, Irish poet, wit and dramatist, died in poverty and exile in Paris. Famous for "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

  • In 1939, More than 20 Russian divisions -- almost half a million men -- invaded Finland in the "Winter War."

  • In 1964, The unmanned Soviet spaceship "Zond 2" took off for Mars but communication was lost in May 1965.

  • In 1966, Barbados proclaimed full independence within the Commonwealth.

  • In 1995, Bill Clinton became the first U.S. president to visit Northern Ireland. He was greeted like a hero by protestants and Roman Catholics alike and said: "The time has come for the peacemakers to triumph in Northern Ireland."


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