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Historical Events In 1997

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Jan 20   In the year 1997 comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit  

Jan 20   Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Millionaire Steve Fossett landed in northern India after a record-setting bid to become the first person to circle the globe in a hot-air balloon in the year 1997.  

Jan 20   Pakistan defeats West Indies 2-0 to win Australia one-day Series on this day in history.  

Jan 20   President Clinton was inaugurated for his second term in office in the year 1997.  

Jan 21   At least a dozen people are reported dead after a pair of earthquakes in China's westernmost province. The quakes in the Xinjiang region heavily damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. The first quake had a magnitude of 6.4, the second a magnitude of 6.3 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the face of continuing reports of legally dubious fund-raising practices, the Democratic National Committee announced it would no longer take donations from foreign nationals or from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Newt Gingrich is fined and reprimanded as the U.S. House of Representatives votes for first time in history to discipline the Speaker of the House for ethical misconduct in the year 1997.  

Jan 21   The full House voted 395-28 to reprimand Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., for violating House rules and misleading congressional investigators looking into his possible misuse of tax-exempt donations for political purposes in the year 1997.  

Jan 22   In the year 1997 a weekend freeze cost Florida farmers at least 100 million dollars in crop losses. Winter vegetables in south Dade County and southwest Florida were hardest hit when temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in four hours Saturday night  

Jan 22   Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73 in the year 1997.  

Jan 22   The Senate confirms President Clinton's nomination of Madeleine Albright, making her the first female secretary of state in U.S. history on this day in history.  

Jan 23   In the year 1997 madeline Albright was sworn into office to become the first woman secretary of state.  

Jan 24   In the year 1997 callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49  

Jan 25   On this day in history 71st Australian Women's Tennis Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (62 62)  

Jan 25   On this day in history a cyclone sweeps across the island nation of Madagascar, spawning floods that leave 100 people missing and thousands homeless  

Jan 25   Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83 in the year 1997.  

Jan 27   "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," opens at Gershwin New York City NY on this day in history.  

Jan 27   24th American Music Award Toni Braxton &Alanis Morissette win in the year 1997.  

Jan 27   On this day in history it's the worst snowstorms to hit northwest China in 30 years. An update today from Beijing says the storms have killed 39 people and caused more than 24 million dollars in losses.  

Jan 27   The weekend rescue of more than 300 anglers from the ice of Lake Simcoe could cost up to 500 000 dollars. The ice fishers were stranded after a 32 kilometre-long pressure crack openedup between them and shore on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Pasadena, Texas is cleaning up after a tornado touched down on the city's main drag on this day in history.  

Jan 28   On this day in history the Monday afternoon rush hour turned into a demolition derby as freezing rain pelted streets from Vancouver to Hope. Hundreds of accidents were reported throughout the LowerMainland. The most spectacular was a 15 vehicle, after it lost control on the slippery hill.  

Jan 29   On this day in history eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35  

Jan 30   In the year 1997 damage from recent floods in California is pushing the billion dollar mark and could climb higher once final figures are in.  

Jan 30   Minuteman III launches on this day in history.  

Jan 30   In the year 1997 the Maine Yankee nuclear station has been placed on a U.S. government watch list of plants needing increased regulatory attention. The plant has experienced more than a year ofsafety and maintenance problems.  

Jan 31   In the year 1997 a state of emergency has been lifted in Durham, Ontario where flooding earlier this month forced the evacuation of 120 homes and businesses. The waters of the Saugeen River have finally stabilized. Damage is estimated at 1.1 million dollars, and 15 families are still unable to return home.  

Jan 31   Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84 in the year 1997.  

Jan 31   In the year 1997 the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier with a flight deck the size of three football fields, is paying a courtesy visit to Victoria British Columbia today.  

Feb 03   In the year 1997 anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84  

Feb 03   Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM in the year 1997.  

Feb 04   On this day in history 73 Israelis die when army copters collide  

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Famous Deaths In 1997

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1997 harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87  

Jan 05   Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72 in the year 1997.  

Jan 06   Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1997 desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89  

Jan 08   On this day in history carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68  

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