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Historical Events Happened In 1998

Monday, 21 April 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history all California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free  

Jan 01   Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history the Ontario Southland Railway takes over the operation of the Guelph Junction Railway (formerly the Goderich subdivision) which had been leased by CP from the City of Guelph since 1888. The Ontario Southland also took over the 3.1 mile remnant of the CP owned Guelph and Goderich Railway.  

Jan 01   US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates &cocaine on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Sonny Bono, half of the Sonny and Cher pop duo and politician, dies in a skiing accident in Lake Tahoe, California at age 62 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid  

Jan 08   National Defence deploys 4,000 soldiers to help Hydro-Quebec with the worst ice storm damage; 1.3 million households will lose power in Eastern Ontario and Quebec on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas  

Jan 08   On this day in history unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer  

Jan 08   World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history over 100 teams of linemen arrive from Detroit and other parts of the US to help clean up after the ice storm; 1.3 million homes still without electricity in Quebec and Eastern Ontario  

Jan 11   24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win on this day in history.  

Jan 11   US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan on this day in history.  

Jan 11   US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history cBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years  

Jan 14   100th episode of "Ellen," airs on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63  

Jan 15   NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Investigators for special counsel Kenneth Starr questioned former White House intern Monica Lewinsky about allegations that she had an affair with President Clinton on this day in history.  

Jan 17   President Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history rock 'n' roll pioneer Carl Perkins, whose hit song Blue Suede Shoes helped lift Elvis Presley to stardom, dies aged 65.  

Jan 19   The CN line bewteen Moncton, NB and Mont-Joli, Que is transferred to the Quebec Railway Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries as follows New Brunswick East Coast Railway between Pacific Junction, near Moncton, and Campbellton, NB. Matapedia Railway between Campbellton, NB and Mont-Joli, QC on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history the CN line bewteen Moncton, NB and Mont-Joli, Que is transferred to the Quebec Railway Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries as follows: New Brunswick East Coast Railway between Pacific Junction, near Moncton, and Campbellton, NB. Matapedia Railway between Campbellton, NB and Mont-Joli, QC.  

Jan 20   On this day in history rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles  

Jan 20   Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Pope John Paul II arrived in Havana for his first-ever visit to Cuba on this day in history.  

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Jan 01   Helen Wills Moody Roark, tennis ace (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John Gary, singer, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Georgi Sviridov, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)  

Jan 08   Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79  

Jan 11   Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71 on this day in history.