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Historical Events In 1998

Monday, 21 September 2020

May 29   Former Arizona senator Barry Goldwater dies at age 89 in the year 1998.  

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 in the year 1998.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 17   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 on this day in history.  

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   A Cuban airplane bursts into flames and crashes during takeoff from Quito, Ecuador, killing 79 people in the year 1998.  

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   In the year 1998 former Alabama Governor George Wallace dies at age 79.  

Sep 24   On this day in history the U.S. Treasury began circulating the newly-redesigned $20 bill.  

Oct 01   Southern Rails Cooperative takes over operation of CN Avonlea subdivision from Avonlea to Moose Jaw, SK on this day in history.  

Oct 17   A pipeline explodes in Nigeria when villagers try to siphon off oil. At least 700 die on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 10   In the year 1998 "The Legend of Mulan" becomes the first commercially available DVD to include a DTS audio track  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 24   A federal judge ruled that a Virginia library constitutionally could not block Internet pornography from library computers in the year 1998.  

Nov 24   On this day in history on this day in 1998, America Online officially announced it would acquire Netscape Communications  

Nov 25   In the year 1998 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   On this day in history st. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (Quebec) commences operation over the CN Sherbrooke subdivision between St. Rosalie, QC and Norton, VT.  

Dec 13   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1998.  

Dec 22   On this day in history 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  

Dec 22   Microsoft was ordered to stop blocking holiday e-mail cards from Blue Mountain Arts in the year 1998.  

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Famous Deaths In 1998

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1998 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   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   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   Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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