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Historical Events Happened In 1998

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Jan 01   All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1998 uS Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733  

Jan 02   On this day in history autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates &cocaine  

Jan 05   On this day in history ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario  

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   Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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.  

Jan 08   Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas in the year 1998.  

Jan 08   Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1998 world Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life  

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 in the year 1998.  

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   On this day in history 24th Annual People's Choice Awards - Seinfeld, Tim Allen win  

Jan 11   US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan in the year 1998.  

Jan 11   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge  

Jan 13   CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years on this day in history.  

Jan 14   100th episode of "Ellen," airs in the year 1998.  

Jan 14   On this day in history charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge  

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

Jan 17   In the year 1998 president Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones  

Jan 19   In the year 1998 carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65  

Jan 19   In the year 1998 rock 'n' roll pioneer Carl Perkins, whose hit song Blue Suede Shoes helped lift Elvis Presley to stardom, dies aged 65.  

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 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 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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 21   Pope John Paul II arrived in Havana for his first-ever visit to Cuba in the year 1998.  

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Jan 01   Helen Wills Moody Roark, tennis ace (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92 in the year 1998.  

Jan 02   Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920) died in the year 1998.  

Jan 04   On this day in history john Gary, singer, dies at 65  

Jan 05   On this day in history georgi Sviridov, composer, dies at 82  

Jan 07   Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915) died in the year 1998.  

Jan 08   In the year 1998 michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71  

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