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1988 HAPPENINGS

LITERATURE

Author Christopher Nolan, who can neither move nor speaks due to an accident at birth, wins the British "Whitbread Book of the Year" award for his autobiographical book "Under the Clock".

MUSIC

55th Annual Bach Festival.  Dr. Thomas Somerville conducting

POLITICS

Austrian President, Kurt Waldheim, is cleared of war crimes
Widespread support by Solidarity leaders is seen in Poland
Soviet troops begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, ending a nine-year occupation
George Bush is elected President of the United States
Canada and the United States sign a free trade agreement

POINTS OF INTEREST

Greek shipping heiress, Christine Onassis, dies

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