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Major Events of 1998
1998 (Roman Numerals: MCMLXCVIII) was the 98th year of the 20th century. 1998 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Thursday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1998.
News Events of 1998
Terrorists bomb the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killing 212.
Prosecutor Kenneth Starr pursues President Bill Clinton for alleged lying about extra-marital affairs.
United States and Britain bomb Iraq (Operation Desert Fox)
The Good Friday Agreement is endorsed by separate referenda in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Apple introduces the iMac.
Microsoft introduces Windows 98.
North Korea launches its first satellite.
Google is first established.
Tony Blair is the first British Prime Minster to address Ireland's parliament.
Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
Compaq Computer acquires Digital Equipment Corporation for $9 billion.
Titanic is the first movie to gross over $1 billion.
The first module of the International Space Station is launched.
Exxon and Mobil merge to create Exxon-Mobil the world's largest company.
Sports in 1998
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