Saturday, September 14, 1996
"Birds, rodents, fish and roadside critters get more respect
than human beings in the Clinton administration,"
--Bob Dole's California campaign manager, Ken
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Today is the scheduled date for Bosnian general
elections, as determined by the Dayton peace accords. Voting
for municipal officials has been postponed; no new date has
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown Friday.
It marks the start of a 10-day period of soul-searching
during which Jews believe God decides who will live and who
will die in the coming year. The period ends with Yom Kippur,
or Day of Atonement, when Jews fast and pray to God for
The Arab League foreign ministers meet in Cairo, Egypt.
The current three-year United Auto Workers contracts expire,
covering about 385,000 Big Three autoworkers.
The annual "Miss America" pageant finals will be broadcast
On the horizon
On Sunday, September 15, voting for national elections in
Monday, September 16, is the rescheduled launch of space
shuttle Atlantis for a 10-day Spacehab and 4th Mir docking
On Tuesday, September 17, the United Nations General
Assembly opens for its 51st year.
On Wednesday, September 18, the Virginia Military Institute
Board of Visitors meets to decide whether to admit women or
On Thursday, September 19, the Guatemalan government and
leftist guerrillas are expected to sign an accord on the
military and strengthening civil authority. A permanent peace
accord could be signed as early as October.
On this day
In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of a
misdemeanor charge two weeks after he was found innocent of
In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"
after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in
In 1901, President McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, of
gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President
Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
In 1927, modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice,
France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of her
In 1940, Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing
for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first
manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar
In 1975, Pope Paul VI declared Mother Elizabeth Ann
Bayley Seton the first U.S.-born saint.
In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, formerly U.S. actress
Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries she'd suffered in a
car crash the day before.
In 1982, Lebanon's president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, was
killed by a bomb.
In 1985, Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon released the
Rev. Benjamin Weir after holding him captive for 16 months.
In 1986, President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, appeared
together on radio and television to appeal for a "national
crusade" against drug abuse.
In 1991, the government of South Africa, the African
National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party signed a
national peace pact.
In 1995, NATO
called a temporary halt to its aerial
pounding of Serb rebels while a U.S. envoy tried to clinch an
agreement on withdrawing the Serbs' big guns from around
Rapper Tupac Shakur died Friday at the age of 25. His car
was riddled with bullets in a drive-by shooting last week in
Las Vegas. Check out his fan club homepage for
more about the rap star's life.
Holidays and ephemera
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras
celebrate Independence Day today.
Israel celebrates the Jewish New Year.
Japan observes Respect for the Aged Day.
Slovakia observes Virgin Mary.
Today is International Cross-Culture Day.
"Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore is 82.
Actress Zoe Caldwell is 63.
Feminist author Kate Millett is 62.
Actor Walter Koenig is 60.
Actor Nicol Williamson is 58.
Former Navy Secretary John F. Lehman is 54.
Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 52.
Actor Sam Neill is 49.
Singer Barry Cowsill is 42.
Actor Joe Penny is 40.
Actress Mary Crosby is 37.
Singer Morten Harket is 37.
Country singer John Berry is 37.
Actress Faith Ford is 32.
Actor Dan Cortese is 28.
Rock musician Craig Montoya is 26.
Rapper Nas is 23.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1996, J.P. Morgan
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