History Quiz / Historical Events of 1998

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Can you name the significant events of 1998?

 Plays Quiz Updated Jun 30, 2014

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DateAnswerEvent Description
January 5The Little Mermaid statue in this Danish capital city is decapitated by vandals
January 25The Denver Broncos defeat this Brett Favre-led NFC team 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII
February 23This al-Qaeda leader publishes a fatwa declaring jihad on all Jews and Crusaders
February 24This 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and 'Candle in the Wind' singer is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
March 2The Galileo spacecraft sends data that indicates that this planet's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick layer of ice
April 19Writer Octavio Paz, a recipient of this award in Literature, dies in Mexico
May 4Ted Kaczynski, also known by this alias, is sentenced to life + 30 years in prison
May 14The final episode of this 'about nothing' sitcom airs on NBC
June 5A seven-week strike begins at this automaker's plant in Flint, Michigan
June 27The Kuala Lumpur International Airport opens in this Asian nation
July 17This last Romanov Russian Tsar and his family are buried in Russia more than 80 years after their deaths
July 24This Steven Spielberg directed Golden Globe winner for Best Drama is released, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon
August 20The Canadian Supreme Court rules that this province cannot secede from the country without government approval
August 31This Asian dictatorship reportedly launches its first satellite, Kwangmyongsong
September 7This internet search engine is founded by Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin
October 23Israeli President Benajmin Netanyahu reaches a 'Land for Peace' agreement with this Palestinian Chairman
October 2977-year-old John Glenn becomes the oldest person to go to space, aboard this space shuttle
November 19Impeachment hearings of this U.S. President begin
November 24This Cher song is released and quickly becomes one of the year's most popular hits
December 1Two oil companies join via a $73.7 billion transaction, creating this oil supermajor
December 6Hugo Chávez Frías is elected President of this South American country
December 16-19Operation Desert Fox is carried out against this Middle Eastern country

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