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Historical Events In 1998

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 29   In the year 1998 former Arizona senator Barry Goldwater dies at age 89  

May 30   A powerful earthquake rocks northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000 people on this day in history.  

Jun 27   In Turkey a 6.3 quake killed at least 145 people and more than 1,500 injured in the Adana and Ceyhan areas on this day in history.  

Jul 09   In the Azores Islands a 6.2 quake resulted in ten people killed, about 100 injured and 1,000 left homeless on Faial in the year 1998.  

Jul 17   On this day in history in Papua New Guinea a 7.1 earthquake killed at least 2,183 people, thousands injured, about 9,500 homeless and about 500 missing as a result of a tsunami generated in the Sissano area. Maximum wave heights estimated at 10 meters  

Jul 20   On this day in history on this day in 1998, Attorneys General from 20 states dropped some of their antitrust charges against Microsoft, narrowing their focus in the antitrust case.  

Jul 21   On this day in history alan Shepard dies in Monterey, CA, at age 74. Shepard was the first American in space, and later commanded the Apollo 14 moon mission. He was the fifth person to walk on the lunar surface.  

Aug 17   U.S. President Bill Clinton admits in a televised address to having had inappropriate relations with ex-White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the year 1998.  

Aug 29   On this day in history a Cuban airplane bursts into flames and crashes during takeoff from Quito, Ecuador, killing 79 people.  

Sep 02   A Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashes off the coast of Nova Scotia, killing 229 people on this day in history.  

Sep 08   St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris' single-season home run record by hitting number 62 during a game against the Chicago Cubs on this day in history.  

Sep 13   On this day in history former Alabama Governor George Wallace dies at age 79.  

Sep 24   In the year 1998 the U.S. Treasury began circulating the newly-redesigned $20 bill.  

Oct 01   In the year 1998 southern Rails Cooperative takes over operation of CN Avonlea subdivision from Avonlea to Moose Jaw, SK.  

Oct 17   A pipeline explodes in Nigeria when villagers try to siphon off oil. At least 700 die in the year 1998.  

Oct 22   Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico killing 11,374 people in the year 1998.  

Nov 02   Quebec Gatineau Railway commences operation over the CN Montfort Spur between Mirabel and Saint-Jerome, QC. Access to the CN network is continued through an interchange agreement between CN, OGRY and St.L&H in the year 1998.  

Nov 09   In the year 1998 st. Thomas and Eastern Railway, a division of Trillium Rail, commences operation over the fomer CN Cayuga Spur between St. Thomas and Delhi, ON.  

Nov 10   "The Legend of Mulan" becomes the first commercially available DVD to include a DTS audio track on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Goderich and Exeter Railway takes over operation of the CN Guelph subdivision between London and Silver, ON in the year 1998.  

Nov 20   Okanagan Valley Railway commences operation over the former CP line between Sicamous and Kelowna, BC (including running rights over the CN between Vernon and Kelowna). The formal handing over ceremony took place on January 15, 1999 in the year 1998.  

Nov 24   A federal judge ruled that a Virginia library constitutionally could not block Internet pornography from library computers on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in 1998, America Online officially announced it would acquire Netscape Communications in the year 1998.  

Nov 25   On this day in history flip (Clerow) Wilson Emmy Award-winning comedy writer died  

Nov 30   In the year 1998 nBC announced it would purchase a minority stake in iVillage, an Internet company producing popular sites for women, such as Parent Soup  

Nov 30   The White House unveiled its sweeping electronic commerce agenda on this day in 1998 on this day in history.  

Dec 01   St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1998 ottawa Central Railway, a subsidiary of RailLink's Quebec Railway Corporation, commences operation over the CN Beachburg subdivision between Ottawa and Pembroke, ON as well as the Walkley line in Ottawa. The Ottawa Central also received running rights over the Alexandria subdivision between Ottawa and Coteau.  

Dec 14   In the year 1998 iXC Communications announced it had turned on a new coast-to-coast data network that it hoped would serve as the backbone for the next generation Internet  

Dec 22   A particularly vicious virus invaded systems at MCI WorldCom. Unlike other viruses, the Remote Explorer bug was capable of damaging a system even if users did not download a file or open an e-mail attachment on this day in history.  

Dec 22   Microsoft was ordered to stop blocking holiday e-mail cards from Blue Mountain Arts on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   John Gary, singer, dies at 65 in the year 1998.  

Jan 05   In the year 1998 georgi Sviridov, composer, dies at 82  

Jan 07   In the year 1998 death of owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1998 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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