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This year in History: Born in 1998 and fun news items.

This year in History

The year 1998

Events:

October 27   Gerhard Schroder becomes Chancellor of Germany

February 15   Dale Earnhardt wins the Daytona 500

March 15   Titanic becomes the #1 box office movie ever

May 7   Apple Computer unveils the iMac.

May 14   The last episode of Seinfeld airs on NBC.

July 21   Astronaut Alan Shepard died at age 74.

September 7   Google, the search engine company, is founded.

September 8   Mark McGuire breaks Roger Maris' long standing record of 61 home runs in a single season.

September 19   Cal Ripken, Jr's record of playing in 2,632 consecutive baseball games comes to an end.

Famous Birthdays:

April 24   Ryan Newman (Actress from Zeke and Luther)

July 4   Malia Obama (Daughter of President Obama)

July 8   Jaden Smith (Actor and Rapper)

July 22   Madison Pettis (Child actress)

August 25   China Anne McClain (Actress on Disney Channels ANT Farm)

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