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Historical Events Happened In 1998

Sunday, 23 November 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   In the year 1998 uS Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733  

Jan 02   Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates &cocaine in the year 1998.  

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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 05   Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1998 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   On this day in history roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas  

Jan 08   Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer in the year 1998.  

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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 09   On this day in history decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned  

Jan 09   On this day in history hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever  

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 in the year 1998.  

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   In the year 1998 100th episode of "Ellen," airs  

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

Jan 15   In the year 1998 amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63  

Jan 15   In the year 1998 nASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again  

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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 19   Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65 in the year 1998.  

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   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   In the year 1998 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   In the year 1998 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   On this day in history pope John Paul II arrived in Havana for his first-ever visit to Cuba.  

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Jan 01   In the year 1998 helen Wills Moody Roark, tennis ace (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92  

Jan 02   On this day in history death of frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)  

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   In the year 1998 death of owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)  

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

Jan 09   Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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