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Historical Events In 1998

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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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 01   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1998 ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1998 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 in the year 1998.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 09   In the year 1998 anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes  

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 in the year 1998.  

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   In the year 1998 uS female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1998 cBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years  

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

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

Jan 15   Amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63 in the year 1998.  

Jan 15   NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again in the year 1998.  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1998.  

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 in the year 1998.  

Jan 20   Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas, Eagles in the year 1998.  

Jan 20   Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tuesday night programming in the year 1998.  

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

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Famous Deaths In 1998

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 02   In the year 1998 death of frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)  

Jan 04   In the year 1998 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1998 klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71  

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